Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) is the largest and fastest growing District Health Board in New Zealand, serving the communities of North Shore, Waitakere and Rodney. The population, which the District Health Board serves, is forecasted to increase to 720,000 by 2030.
In response to this, WDHB has established the Waitemata 2025 programme, to develop major clinical facilities to meet the needs of its growing population and to substantively replace ‘not fit for purpose’ facilities.
A number of building projects are underway or have been completed at North Shore Hospital, Waitakere Hospital and the Mason Clinic.
To ensure Waitemata DHB continues to provide health service facilities that deliver best care for everyone while enhancing patient and Whānau experiences, a set of core design principles have been drafted that would apply to all facilities design projects that the DHB undertakes. These design principles are planned to future-proof current and planned design and redesign projects to be adaptable for changes in the way care is provided.