Auckland Surgical Centre first opened in 1987, as New Zealand’s first purpose-built short stay surgical hospital. The hospital employs around 90 staff, providing services and post-operative care to around 6,000 patients each year, across a range of surgical specialties. The hospital recently became a part of Southern Cross Hospitals.
Klein was engaged to undertake design, project management and contract administration services for the new refurbishment work in 2010. Construction was completed in 2012. The project brief includes:
- new entry drop-off porte cochere and new walkway canopy
- redesign of the ground floor interior fitout to optimise the pre-operation and post-recovery patient flow, and modernisation of the reception and waiting area
- relocation of staff room and staff change to the first floor to enable re-planning of the pre-operation area on the ground floor