Joint hospital development in Queenstown announced

Southern Cross Hospitals recently announced a partnership to provide quality healthcare services to residents of the Central Lakes through a joint venture with the Central Lakes Trust, designed to develop a surgical hospital in Queenstown.

The new hospital was announced with the intention of providing a range of elective surgical procedures including endoscopy, general surgery, gynaecology, dental, orthopaedic, urology, plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat surgery.

Southern Cross Hospitals' Chief Executive Officer, Terry Moore acknowledged the significance of the joint venture in enabling quality, affordable healthcare to become more accessible to local patients who otherwise would need to travel to Dunedin, Invercargill or Christchurch for these procedures. “Having surgical facilities available closer to home is going to make a huge difference to people living in the region.  With rapid population growth in the area and an increased demand for healthcare services, the new hospital will help to future proof the needs of local residents. We are grateful for the support of the Central Lakes Trust which has helped to make this vision a reality.”

Once fully operational, Southern Cross Hospitals will provide a full range of hospital management services to the joint venture. Completion was scheduled in late 2021.