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Newsletter - September 2023

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Taranaki Cancer Centre site blessing prepares for construction

The site of a new integrated cancer care centre for Taranaki people has been blessed by local iwi in preparation for construction to start.

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Taranaki Renal Unit takes out further design awards

Taranaki’s new Renal Unit, Te Huhi Raupō, has scooped five design awards in a matter of weeks.

The building was recognised for excellence in the both the Civic, Health & Arts category and the Green Building category at the New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards in Auckland on 23 June.

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Taranaki Renal Centre wins prestigious European design award

The design of Taranaki’s new Renal Centre, Te Huhi Raupō, has been recognised on the global stage after being announced as the winner of the prestigious Healthcare Design (under 25,000m2)  trophy in the European Healthcare Design Awards 2023.

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Newsletter - May 2023

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Demolition brings Taranaki Cancer Centre a step closer

Demolition of the old laundry building at Taranaki Base Hospital is underway to make way for the new Taranaki Cancer Centre.

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New $13m renal unit supports Taranaki patients

The new renal unit at Taranaki Base Hospital has been officially opened by the Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall. Te Huhi Raupō received around $13 million in government funding as part of Project Maunga Stage 2, the redevelopment of the Taranaki Base Hospital campus. “This represents an exciting time for Taranaki Base Hospital and Te Whatu Ora,” said Dr Verrall.

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Newsletter - March 2023

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Leading the way in sustainable building

The New East Wing Building (NEWB) at Taranaki Base Hospital has been awarded a 5 Green Star Design and As-Built NZ v1.0 certified Design Review rating by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) – the first public health building to receive the accolade.

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Newsletter - November 2022

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Taranaki Cancer Care centre design first look

The first look at the Taranaki Cancer Care Centre design has been released - with patient well-being and environmental sustainability given top priority.

The purpose-built facility on the Base Hospital campus in New Plymouth will house a new linear accelerator (LINAC) – which uses radiation to destroy cancer cells while leaving surrounding tissue undamaged - and bring all related oncology outpatient services under one roof.

When commissioned in late 2024, the facility will not only be a 5-star Green Star certified building but will have the latest in modern cancer treatment technologies and user design.

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Newsletter - August 2022

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Name the Crane – and be in to win an iPad!

Something BIG is coming to Taranaki Base Hospital – and we are putting the call out to the Taranaki community to come up with a name for it!

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Newsletter - May 2022

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Newsletter - March 2022

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Heavy truck route information

As part of the enabling works currently underway at Base Hospital, a large number of heavy truck movements are needed to bring in construction materials and remove spoil.

To avoid trucks passing on narrow residential streets, construction traffic will leave the hospital site via Doone Street onto Devon Street.

In order to maintain traffic flow and increase safety, New Plymouth District Council has advised that parking will be permitted on the eastern side of Doone Street only for the duration of the works.

Temporary yellow no-stopping lines will painted along the full length of the western side of Doone Street. There will also be a section of no-stopping yellow lines installed on the north west side of Doone Street at the intersection with Lyn Street.

Works traffic entering the site will approach via Devon St and Lorna Street, using the Lyn Street and Lorna Street (when accessible to works traffic) entrances.

Enabling works are expected to be completed by September 2022.

If you have any feedback or concerns please get in touch through our feedback form.

Newsletter - May 2021

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Lorna Street entrance and road closure

As part of the ongoing enabling works for Project Maunga Stage Two, the Lorna Street entrance to Base Hospital will be closed until further notice.

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Climate Change Minister James Shaw announces clean energy projects

13 April 2021

The Minister for Climate Change was in Porirua this afternoon to announce a range of new clean energy projects in schools, tertiary institutions, and hospitals.

The government pledged last year that it would be carbon neutral by 2025.

Projects announced today are part of that effort, and will remove around 26,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the next 10 years.

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Newsletter - December 2020

Construction industry information session

An informational session was held on 4 August

Project Maunga Stage 2 and Seismic Risk Management Plan from Taranaki DHB on Vimeo.

Taranaki DHB appoints ECI contractor for Base Hospital redevelopment

30 July 2020

Taranaki DHB has appointed Leighs Construction to provide Early Contractor Involvement services for Project Maunga Stage Two and the Seismic Risk Management Plan (SRMP) at Base Hospital.

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Funding announced for new acute hospital building for Taranaki DHB

13 September 2019

Taranaki DHB Chair, Pauline Lockett welcomes the Ministers announcement that $300m of Wellbeing budget funding has been prioritised to build a new acute hospital building on its Taranaki Base Hospital campus.

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