Auckland City Hospital - history overview
Starship Children's Hospital opened in 1991. It is one of New
Zealand’s key specialist children's health facilities, treating
around 120,000 children every year.
Auckland District Health Board's $20 million laboratory and mortuary
facility, LabPlus, was opened in late 2000.
high-tech laboratory consolidated the work of 13 laboratories which
were located in eight separate buildings. The laboratory is linked
to Auckland City Hospital via an air bridge.
Auckland's acute adult hospital on
Grafton Rd site opened in October
2003. It brings together the services of
Auckland, Greenlane Clinical Centre and National Women's Hospitals into one building and links with Starship Children's Health.
Older People’s Health
wards were the first patients moved into the new Auckland City
Auckland City Hospital adult and children's Emergency Departments
accepted their first patients in 2003.
Auckland City Hospital construction
Auckland DHB contracted Jasmax, one of New Zealand’s top architectural firms,
to design the new Auckland City Hospital. Jasmax worked with the
Australian firm McConnel Smith and Johnson (MSJ) to bring unique
expertise in hospital design. Fletcher Construction was awarded the
contract to build the new Auckland City Hospital.
Before construction of
Auckland City Hospital began
a mock-up of a generic ward was built. The idea was that staff and user groups could visit this
life-like mock-up and identify any design issues. To this end, a
mock-up of the generic ward plan was built in a warehouse in Glenn Innis. The mock-up was fitted out to look like a generic ward as it would look when built, this meant that staff
and designers could check measurements, fittings, furniture, equipment
and colour schemes before fitting out the building. This was to
ensure that the very best design and look would be the end result.
Old Auckland Hospital/Support building
The old Auckland Hospital is now called the Support Building.
The Support Building is linked to the modern
Auckland City Hospital by an atrium on level 5. Both clinical and
non-clinical services are located within the Support Building. Here is a
breakdown of the services:
Departmental offices associated with
clinical services in the Auckland City Hospital's main building.
Clinical activities which support
inpatient services in the hospital, for example, neurophysiology,
endoscopy and respiratory
Clinical Base offices for support
Training, teaching and conference
Corporate and administration activities
Research and teaching space for the
University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Outpatient services not located at
Greenlane Clinical Centre