Project Maunga Stage 2 is well underway with the construction of the New East Wing Building (NEWB), a 20,000m2, six-storey building housing many of Taranaki Base Hospital’s acute clinical services including the Emergency Department (ED), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Maternity, primary birthing, Neonatal, Radiology, Laboratory and a roof-top helipad, progressing well.
As part of the Seismic Risk Management Plan (SRMP), Taranaki Base Hospital will see the construction of a new Te Huhi Raupō Renal Unit, Energy Centre, Computer Room and an upgrade to critical site wide infrastructure. These projects will be completed and commissioned by the end of 2023.
In 2023, we will see the commencement of a new, purpose built Cancer Centre at Taranaki Base Hospital. This will house a new linear accelerator (LINAC) and bring all related oncology outpatient services under one roof. Chemotherapy patients will receive their treatment sessions in a new 12 chair department.
The centre will mean 70-80% of Taranaki cancer patients requiring radiotherapy, will be able to have the majority of their treatment provided locally.
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The Project team is targeting a five-star Green Star certification for the New East Wing Building, the first healthcare facility, public or private to do so.
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