NAMP project update – May 2019

Welcome to the fourth monthly update from the National Asset Management Plan (NAMP) team. Your continued support is appreciated.

This update covers:

  1. work completed so far with an update on the on-site assessments, critical buildings assessment, and bed stocktake
  2. current project priorities including feedback from on-site assessments, and how you can assist us with DHB self-assessment of buildings, and the next HAMI meeting.

1. Work to Date

On-site assessments

During May, the NAMP team along with BECA and ChowHill completed on-site assessments at a number of DHBs (see table below).

DHB Site Building Clinical
Northland DHB Whangarei Hospital Yes Yes
Waitemata DHB North Shore Hospital   Yes
  Waitemata Hospital   Yes
Auckland DHB Auckland City Hospital Yes Yes
  Greenlane hospital Yes  
  Point Chevalier Yes  
Counties Manukau DHB Manukau Super Clinic Yes Yes
  Middlemore Hospital Yes Yes
  Otara Yes Yes
Waikato DHB Hamilton Hospital Yes  
Tairawhiti DHB Gisborne Hospital Yes Yes
Whanganui DHB Whanganui Hospital Yes  
MidCentral DHB Palmeston North Hospital Yes  
Hutt Valley DHB Hutt Hospital Yes  
Capital and Coast DHB Kenepuru Hospital Yes Yes
  Ratonga Rua o Porirua Yes  
  Wellington Regional Hospital Yes  
Canterbury DHB Christchurch Hospital   Yes

Critical buildings assessment

The on-site condition assessment of older critical buildings is now complete. Leigh Halstead from our project team was assisted by the BECA team which included electrical, fabric and mechanical engineers. They inspected from the roof down to the bowels of buildings, and evaluated site wide reticulated infrastructure.

Photo of the team inspecting the roof of a building.

Leigh wanted to express a big thank you to the DHBs they visited. ‘This wouldn’t have been possible without the help and assistance of the highly skilled and dedicated facilities teams at DHBs.

‘The time taken to show both the Ministry staff and BECA engineers under, over and through buildings has given us a good start on better understanding the Health Estate. It’s fair to say that we found the need for investment and refurbishment.

‘We especially appreciated all the staff who took time out of their normal routines, as well as their candid opinions about the condition of the estate,’ says Leigh.

Leigh is looking forward to working with the DHBs on the self- assessments of the remaining buildings.

The clinical facility assessments will continue until mid-June. It involves a small team, and the interviews with staff are in -depth.

Bed stocktake

The refreshing of the asset and facilities stocktake is well underway. We are currently reviewing the information provided, and we’ll be in touch if we have any queries. 

This information is helping us to form an opinion on the utilisation of resources. The NAMP team expect to be in touch in July to discuss this further.

2. Current project priorities

On-site assessment feedback

So what happens with the information that’s collected? How does the DHB get the results of their visit? 

We’re currently working on a summary report for each DHB, and it will cover the findings from both the building conditions assessments and the clinical facility assessments.

As we’ve mentioned, the clinical facility assessments won’t be completed until mid-June so we expect to start issuing summary reports from July.

DHB self-assessments

Work is continuing on the development of a self-assessment tool for DHBs to complete for the buildings which are not assessed as part of the on-site visits. The self-assessment will cover the same building elements that were assessed on-site.

An online form will be sent to facility managers in early June with details on how to complete it, as well as the deadline for submitting the form.

The self-assessment work will be covered in the next HAMI meeting so it would be great if facility managers can attend.

Health Asset Management Improvement (HAMI) meeting

While HAMI is not part of the NAMP project, the next meeting on Tuesday 11 June in Wellington will cover a number of items relating to the NAMP. 

The agenda will cover:

  • walk through of the self-assessment tool
  • preliminary findings on building conditions
  • basic guide to seismic assessments
  • feedback from the asset management training
  • health sector energy and emissions
  • asset performance measures.

Meeting invites have been sent to DHBs, and we’ve had a great response so far. If you’re keen to attend and haven’t received an invitation, please email [email protected]  (Yes, the Ministry’s email addresses have finally changed!)

Thanks again for your help with the NAMP, it’s appreciated.

Look out for our next monthly update, and please contact the team if you have any questions, email [email protected]