Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is upgrading and expanding Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s surgical services to increase the number of public surgeries the DHB undertakes each year and improve patient experience.
The upgrade includes:
Hawkins Construction were appointed to undertake the upgrade and are building in nine stages. Below is a high-level schedule of works completed and in progress.
Stage 1: Link bridge, pharmacy room, theatre storage and more
Completed September 2021.
Stage 2: Theatre Admissions and Discharge Unit
Completed 31 March 2022.
Demolition of the existing staff change rooms and, in its place, building the new pre and post-operative unit, called the Theatre Admissions and Discharge Unit(external link). The Theatre Admissions and Discharge Unit is a larger, more welcoming environment, which will help improve flow through the Perioperative Unit and overall patient experience.
Stage 3: Orderlies base
Completed July 2021.
Convert the old gift shop at the hospital main entrance into the Orderlies base.
Stage 4: Theatre eight shell/temporary sterile storage
Started September 2021, runs for approximately six months.
Demolition of the former staff tea room and theatre tutorial. This space will eventually become the new theatre eight, but in the meantime will be used as sterile storage for theatre whilst we undertake work in Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD).
Stage 5: Extra space for CSSD
Started September 2021, runs for approximately seven months.
Convert the former Orderlies base and part of the cleaners’ area near the hospital kitchen in to additional space for CSSD to house their offices and loan store.
Stage 6: Acute theatre entrance refurbishment, PACU expansion and refurbishment
Started March 2022, runs for about nine months.
Stage 7: CSSD refurb and modification
Due to start July 2022 and run for approximately seven months.
Stage 8: Perioperative Unit refurb and modifications
Due to start December 2022 and run for approximately five months.
Stage 9: Theatre eight construction.
Expected to take five months and is expected to be complete mid-2023.
Please note that dates are indicative only and are subject to change. We are working closely with staff and patients to minimise disruption as much as possible and ensure safety.