Wellington City Council granted Acurity Health Group resource consent in the 7 March 2018 for the $100 million plus re-development of Wakefield Hospital. The new private hospital will offer patients from central New Zealand access to some of the most advanced medical services and treatment in the country, showcasing the latest medical technologies. The existing Wakefield Hospital will make way for a new complex, which will significantly exceed the latest seismic codes. The hospital will be completed in stages. Stage one will commence with the construction of medical consulting suites, a café, medical imaging and a stunning new atrium that will form part of the main entrance.