The outer building of the new Southern Cross Healthcare and Central Lakes Trust joint venture hospital in Queenstown is due to be completed by the end of this year.
The hospital will offer a range of elective surgical procedures including endoscopy, general surgery, gynaecology, dental, orthopaedic, urology, plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat surgery.
Southern Cross Hospitals Chief Executive Officer, Terry Moore acknowledged the significance of the joint venture in enabling quality, affordable healthcare to become more accessible to local patients who otherwise would need to travel to Dunedin, Invercargill or Christchurch for these procedures. “Having surgical facilities available closer to home is going to make a huge difference to people living in the region. With rapid population growth in the area and an increased demand for healthcare services, the new hospital will help to future proof the needs of local residents. We are grateful for the support of the Central Lakes Trust which has helped to make this vision a reality.”
The internal fit out will commence early in 2021, with the hospital being ready to receive its first patients before the end of 2021.