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New Endoscopy Unit Work Begins

The Whangarei Hospital endoscopy service currently operates from two separate locations; one in the theatre complex and the second in the medical outpatient zone. The service is to be relocated and consolidated to provide a more streamlined service for both acute and elective endoscopy procedures. A new unit is to be built in the old […]

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Northland DHB Hospital Redevelopment Bay of Islands Hospital – First Walls Go Up!

Bay of Islands Hospital – First Walls Go Up!

There was much excitement at Bay of Islands Hospital on 21 September as the first walls were lifted into place.  After years of preparation it is very exciting to finally see some progress.

The 12 panels that make up the west wall and the lift shaft of the new build were gently lifted straight off the delivery truck, and placed within the completed footings and foundations.  This work required the use of a crane and experienced operators to ensure that this was completed without any complications.

With the build now well underway, the next 3 walls are expected to be put in place mid-October and is still on track to be opened mid-year 2018.

Northland DHB is investing $9.9 million to fund the new accident and medical department and radiology services, new medical ward and refurbishment of other areas of the hospital.

The Bay of Islands Hospital is currently a construction site; please take extra care when accessing any of the buildings.