Wakefield Hospital Redevelopment

Wellington City Council granted Acurity Health Group resource consent in the 7 March 2018 for the $100 million plus re-development of Wakefield Hospital.

The 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 74 inpatient beds, initially commissioning 32 inpatient rooms, six intensive care and four high dependency beds, six large operating theatres, a cardiac and an angiography suite, an endoscopy suite, consulting rooms and a full range 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 completed in stages. Stage one will commence with the construction of medical consulting suites, a café, medical imaging and a stunning new atrium that will form part of the main entrance.

Stage two will see work on perioperative services and inpatient rooms followed by support facilities.

All existing services will continue to be maintained during the development.

Construction of Stage one commenced in June 2019 and will be completed by March of 2021. Stage two construction will commence in April 2021. 

Services will continue to be maintained during construction.


Project Time Line



Application submitted to Wellington City Council for redevelopment October 2018
Construction tenders awarded May 2019

The redevelopment is being completed in stages. 

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

Stage 2: Perioperative services, inpatient rooms, and support facilities.


Stage 1 commenced June 2019

Stage 2 commences April 2021 

Construction completed

Stage 1

Stage 2

March 2021

1st half 2023

New building fully operational 1st half 2023


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