The construction of purpose-designed facilities for older people requiring hospital level rehabilitation and care at Burwood Hospital has passed the half-way mark.
The first development is on schedule to open in the first quarter of 2016. By the time the hospital is fully commissioned, in addition to the existing services and facilities, there will be:
· A new front of house area, including a new main entrance, café, reception and retail,
· A new back of house area comprising a new hospital kitchen, clean and dirty loading docks, cleaners’ store, supply and distribution area and the plant (the equipment needed to support and maintain the hospital such as the maintenance of air conditioning, heating, plumbing and lighting systems) to support these areas,
· A new outpatient department able to manage around 80,000 outpatient visits a year.
Once the new ward blocks are open, inpatient bed numbers on the Burwood Hospital will be over 300.
On completion, we anticipate the number of staff working onsite will be between 1,500 and 2,000 per day.
There will also be 648 car parks available for people working or visiting the campus.
Aerial Video March 2015
Caption: An artist’s impression of the main entrance of the new Burwood Hospital
Caption: An artist’s impression of the new ward blocks
Caption: At the halfway mark of construction on the new ward blocks – they are starting to look more and more like the artist’s impressions. 19 March 2015: CDHB
The foundations of the new Psychiatric Services for the Elderly building. The view shows the wards as well as the large courtyard area. CDHB
Construction of the hospital: CDHB
Construction of Burwood Hospital: CDHB
The consultants involved in the Burwood Health Campus redevelopment are:
Project director – Proj-X Solutions Limited
Architects and Health Planners – Jasmax; Klein; Sheppard and Rout, and Silver Thomas Hanley
Quantity Surveyors – Rider Levett Bucknall Christchurch Limited
Project Programmers – Woods Harris Consulting Limited
Structural, Geotech and Civil Engineers – Beca
Mechanical Electrical Fire Engineers – Beca
More information can be found here