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Wakefield Hospital Redevelopment

Inside the new Wakefield Hospital

Our Wakefield Hospital redevelopment is a significant investment in the Wellington community, with over $160 million committed to substantially redevelop the campus. The facility has been designed to the latest seismic codes and standards, making Wakefield one of the safest hospitals in New Zealand with the use of base isolators. Our new hospital will provide central New Zealand with access to some of the most advanced medical services and treatment in the country, using the latest medical technologies.

Once completed, Wakefield Hospital will have 37-bed patient rooms, 10 ICU beds, six theatres and recovery areas, one cardiac cath lab, an endoscopy suite, medical imaging and much more.

Wakefield Hospital’s Project Time Line

Our Wakefield Hospital redevelopment is a significant investment in the Wellington community, with over $160 million committed to substantially redevelop the campus.

From breaking ground in June 2019, Wakefield Hospital has undergone a significant transformation with the demolition of multiple buildings and rebuilding its Specialist Centre, a six-storey facility designed to the highest standards.

Stage one of Wakefield’s development was completed July 2021 and sees the Specialist Centre services – Specialist Centre, Gastroenterology Centre, Heart Centre, Pacific Radiology, Preassessment rooms, and Mojo Cafe now operating.

Commencing second half of 2021, stage two will see five levels built which will be home to 37-bed inpatient ward, 10 ICU/HDU beds, cardiac cath lab, seven theatres and recovery areas, an endoscopy suite, reception and day of admissions, and much more across four levels. A fifth level shelled for future growth and expansion will be ready to fit-out, anticipating to meet demand for additional healthcare services in the region.

  • Milestone

    Target

  • Application submitted to Wellington City Council for redevelopment

    October 2018

  • Construction tenders awarded

    May 2019

  • The redevelopment is being completed over two stages:
  • Stage One: Construction of parking, medical imaging, consulting suites, café, and reception

    Stage One commenced June 2019. Completed July 2021, with a grand opening Monday 16 August 2021.

  • Stage Two: Perioperative services, patient rooms, support facilities, endoscopy suite, cardiac cath lab, ICU, recovery

    Stage Two commences second half 2021

  • Construction completed
  • Stage One

    2021

  • Stage Two

    2023

  • New hospital fully operational

    2024

Construction Team

 

Hawkins Construction is the lead contractor for Stage One of Wakefield Hospital redevelopment.

Design Team