Christchurch Women's Hospital

Leading Health Design Allows for New Service Model Delivery

Christchurch Women's Hospital
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Christchurch Women's Hospital

Project Credits

Client

Canterbury District Health Board

Date Completed

2005

Sector

Health

Awards

2006 NZIOB Awards
// Building Profession
// Excellence

2005 NZIA Awards
// Resene Colour Award

Project Lead

Darryl Carey

Design Team
Collaborative consultation with clinical staff generated a design that reflects modern healthcare, a unique character, and a realistic project budget.

Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s well-established public identity as an independent service was an integral part of Chow:Hill’s approach to the facility’s relocation from a separate site and design for a new building on the Christchurch Hospital campus.  The building is a distinctive landmark on the campus, marking the start of the transformation of Canterbury DHB’s hospital facilities.

The building contains inpatient and outpatient gynaecology and obstetric services, delivery suite, neonatal intensive care, surgical suite and support services. The design integrates a significant number of departments to create a new service delivery model, and incorporates a new Day Surgery Unit with existing theatres at Christchurch Hospital.  

Combining open work environments with functional and inviting patient care spaces, the overall design aesthetic is a spacious clinical facility that contributes to quality patient care and healthcare delivery.

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Christchurch Women’s, the first base-isolated building in the South Island, has proven to be a key part of Christchurch Hospital’s post-disaster response. With a blend of inpatient, surgical, imaging and consultation spaces, the building operated as a stand-alone crisis unit in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Christchurch Women's Hospital

Project Overview

Client

Canterbury District Health Board

Status

2005

Collaborative consultation with clinical staff generated a design that reflects modern healthcare, a unique character, and a realistic project budget.

Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s well-established public identity as an independent service was an integral part of Chow:Hill’s approach to the facility’s relocation from a separate site and design for a new building on the Christchurch Hospital campus.  The building is a distinctive landmark on the campus, marking the start of the transformation of Canterbury DHB’s hospital facilities.

The building contains inpatient and outpatient gynaecology and obstetric services, delivery suite, neonatal intensive care, surgical suite and support services. The design integrates a significant number of departments to create a new service delivery model, and incorporates a new Day Surgery Unit with existing theatres at Christchurch Hospital.  

Combining open work environments with functional and inviting patient care spaces, the overall design aesthetic is a spacious clinical facility that contributes to quality patient care and healthcare delivery.

Read More

Christchurch Women’s, the first base-isolated building in the South Island, has proven to be a key part of Christchurch Hospital’s post-disaster response. With a blend of inpatient, surgical, imaging and consultation spaces, the building operated as a stand-alone crisis unit in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes.

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Christchurch Women's Hospital

Project Credits

Client

Christchurch Women's Hospital

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Health

Awards

2006 NZIOB Awards
// Building Profession
// Excellence

2005 NZIA Awards
// Resene Colour Award

 

Lead Architect

Darryl Carey

Project Team

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