Our ability to sustain a strong and growing health service depends upon the productivity and value for money of our healthcare infrastructure. To manage the increasing pressure on our health budget, we need to invest in more efficient and sustainable health facilities. Every dollar we save in health facility costs can be reinvested to provide a better service for all New Zealanders.
The public health sector accounts for a substantial portion of the Crown’s assets and yet there is no framework to drive the efficiency and sustainability of these assets. With the right analysis and decision making tools, better patient outcomes and sustainability can be achieved in concert with a whole-of-life approach to capital investment.
In 2010, a broad cross-section of the New Zealand healthcare infrastructure industry, from clinicians to design and facilities professionals, met to discuss the opportunities to improve the sustainability of our healthcare facilities.
The New Zealand Green Building Council and AECOM are jointly facilitating this discussion. Our objectives as a group are to:
Download the Value Case for Sustainable Healthcare Infrastructure in New Zealand overview document.