The New Zealand Government is delivering a $77.8 million new hospital and integrated family health centre in Greymouth for the West Coast community.

Set on the outskirts of the West Coast town of Greymouth the 8,500 square meter, 896 tonne facility, adjacent to the current Grey Base Hospital, includes 56 in-patient beds, three operating theatres, and an integrated family health centre to support the delivery of primary healthcare services. It will also house and support the delivery of other clinical services including a 24/7 emergency department, critical care unit, acute and planned medical and surgical services, maternity services, and outpatient care.

The building is set over one, two and three levels; straddling a natural ground escarpment with views to the ocean to the west and hills to the east.  The remote location and challenging climatic conditions make this a unique project for the design team and a landmark facility for the West Coast.

Construction began at the end of May 2016 and the new facility is expected to open in 2018.