Wakefield Hospital Redevelopment

Wellington City Council granted Acurity Health Group resource consent in the first half of 2018 for the proposed $100 million plus re-development of Wakefield Hospital.

The proposed new private hospital will offer patients from central New Zealand access to some of the most advanced medical services and treatment in the country, showcasing the latest medical technologies.

This will include up to 64 single beds, eight large operating theatres including cardiac and endoscopy, consulting suites and a full suite of specialist services on the existing site in the city’s Newtown area.

This is an opportunity to provide a purpose-built state-of-the-art facility, specially designed for patient comfort with a hotel feel and first-class services, ease of access with undercover drop off, an abundance of natural light and flexibility to expand in the future.

It will further build on Wakefield’s long-standing tradition of seamlessly providing care with consultant specialist and support services all delivered on the same site.

The existing Wakefield Hospital will make way for a new complex, which will significantly exceed the latest seismic codes.  

The hospital will be base isolated and completed in three stages. Stage one will commence with the construction of parking, medical imaging, and consulting suites.

Stage two will see work on perioperative services and inpatient rooms and stage three, the support facilities.

Services will continue to be maintained during construction.


Project Time Line



Application submitted to Wellington City Council for redevelopment Consent granted 1st half 2018
Construction tenders awarded 1st half 2019

The redevelopment is being completed in three stages. 

Stage 1: Construction of parking, medical imaging and consulting suites.

Stage 2: Perioperative services and wards.

Stage 3: Support facilities. 

 Stage 1 commences 1st half 2019



Construction completed

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3  

 2nd half 2020 

 1st half 2022

 1st half 2023

New building fully operational 2nd half 2023


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