Wainamu Ward

  • Client : Waitakere District Health Board
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  • Location : Waitakere, Auckland
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  • Status : Completed 2011
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  • Size : 500 sqm

Further capacity was required at the Waitakere Hospital and a new 12 bed ward was required to be inserted into the existing hospital in an area previously used for administration.

Six two bedded rooms with associated ensuites, a sub ward station, clean utility room, dirty utility room  and a variety of store rooms were incorporated into the functioning hospital over a period of 5 months.

The end result was a facility that not only complemented the other sections of the ward but provided its own identity. The interior finishes were chosen to provide a calm and warm interior.  Natural daylight was used wherever possible to enhance the environment. Skylights where used in the ensuites which provided a warm, diffused light during daylight hours.

WDHB have been very complimentary of the finished result and the patient feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.