Hutt Hospital $82 million dollar upgrade
Hutt City Council granted resource consent on the 17th April for the upgrade and this has triggered an immediate start to the project.
The upgrade includes:
- 3 storey parking building off High Street
- a new emergency department (ED) double the size of the present one.
- doubling the number of operating theatres from 4 to 8.
Part of the consent is to address the 8 resident concerns of Pilmur Street who objected to the plan. Their concerns are addressed via a raft of conditions, including that an acoustic fence/wall at least 1.8m high be built on the street boundary and a noise management plan setting out measures to control vehicle and “antisocial noise at critical times” be worked out.
Carparking can be expected to start as early as next week, with action on the Pilmur Street parking first. The hospital has currently 942 employees so the issue around parking is paramount.