Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health
11 September 2015
Timaru Hospital upgrade confirmed
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes South Canterbury DHB’s decision to approve an upgrade to the front of Timaru
“The Government is committed to the delivery of high quality health services,” says Dr Coleman.
“It is important for DHBs to future proof their facilities and services to ensure they continue to meet the needs of
their local community.
“South Canterbury DHB has undertaken a work programme which looks at future demands and the models of care needed for
the next 10 to 15 years.
“The DHB is committed to continuing to maintain and improve quality healthcare for the population of South Canterbury
whilst being financially responsible.
“The significant refurbishments approved to the front of Timaru Hospital will see improvements to the Emergency
Department and ambulance bay, Out Patient Department, Medical Day Stay and the hospital café.”
The Timaru front of hospital upgrade is expected to be completed within three years. Early planning is currently
The refurbishment plan follows on from the recently refurbished Gardens Block.