Timaru Hospital

Rigorous Design Process Equips Hospital for Future Demands

Timaru Hospital
Timaru Hospital
Timaru Hospital
Timaru Hospital

Project Credits

Client

South Canterbury District Health Board

Date Completed

2015

Sector

Health

Awards
Project Lead

Anner Chong

Design Team
Chow:Hill’s master plan of Timaru Hospital equipped the ageing healthcare facility with the framework required to replace and enhance services over a 15-year time period.

Understanding the likely future demands of South Canterbury’s healthcare climate, enhancing models of care to take advantage of medical advancements, and maintaining state-of-the-art facilities were all part of the rigorous design brief the Chow:Hill health design team undertook when preparing the master plan for Timaru Hospital.

The 130-bed provincial hospital in the South Island required a framework for improvement and rebuild in a series of financially manageable packages. The master plan sees a new MRI facility developed in phase one, with subsequent additions of a new Front of Hospital, main entrance and café, and Emergency, Out-patients and Medical Day Stay units.

The site master plan, spanning 10 to 15 years, reflected the South Canterbury District Health Board’s emphasis on disaster preparedness and ambulatory care. Detailed seismic assessment of existing building stock also allowed for adaptive reuse of buildings, one example seeing the former Nurses Home being strengthened for use as office space.

Developed in 2015, the master plan will ultimately result in a new hospital for the region.

Timaru Hospital

Project Overview

Client

South Canterbury District Health Board

Status

2015

Chow:Hill’s master plan of Timaru Hospital equipped the ageing healthcare facility with the framework required to replace and enhance services over a 15-year time period.

Understanding the likely future demands of South Canterbury’s healthcare climate, enhancing models of care to take advantage of medical advancements, and maintaining state-of-the-art facilities were all part of the rigorous design brief the Chow:Hill health design team undertook when preparing the master plan for Timaru Hospital.

The 130-bed provincial hospital in the South Island required a framework for improvement and rebuild in a series of financially manageable packages. The master plan sees a new MRI facility developed in phase one, with subsequent additions of a new Front of Hospital, main entrance and café, and Emergency, Out-patients and Medical Day Stay units.

The site master plan, spanning 10 to 15 years, reflected the South Canterbury District Health Board’s emphasis on disaster preparedness and ambulatory care. Detailed seismic assessment of existing building stock also allowed for adaptive reuse of buildings, one example seeing the former Nurses Home being strengthened for use as office space.

Developed in 2015, the master plan will ultimately result in a new hospital for the region.

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Timaru Hospital

Project Credits

Client

Timaru Hospital

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Health

Awards

 

Lead Architect

Anner Chong

Project Team

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