Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Hospital is part of Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Southern and provides specialist care for [the] community across the district.

A hospital has occupied the site in Dunedin's CBD since 1865, though the current buildings were mostly constructed in the second half of the 20th century, by the Ministry of Works. A new hospital building, on a different site, is currently underway.

The Dunedin Hospital Art Collection was documented and discussed in Panirau Mulligan, C. E. (2014). The Dunedin Hospital Art Collection: Architecture, Space and Wellbeing (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago.

All artworks in Dunedin Hospital are owned by the Healthcare Otago Charitable Trust.

Access restrictions: requirements relating to public health may apply (i.e. wearing of masks etc). 

The hospital is generally open to the public from the time appointments begin, (approx. 8-8.30am Monday to Friday) and visiting hours are 2-8pm daily. The Hospital Chapel is a consecrated Christian space, and works in this space should be approached accordingly.

Neil Grant, ‘Otago Peninsula’ (1984), Dunedin Hospital, CBD, Ōtepoti Dunedin

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021