Pilot sites in the Western Pacific Region
There are two pilot sites in the Western Pacific Region, one in New Zealand and one in the Philippines.
Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
Auckland's new acute adult hospital, part of the Auckland District Health Board, was opened in October 2003. It brings together the services of Auckland, Green Lane and National Women's Hospitals into one building, and links with Starship Children's Health. The new hospital is nine levels high and at around 80,000m2 it is one of New Zealand's largest public buildings.
Philippines General Hospital (PGH), Manila, Philippines
PGH is a 100 year old national tertiary referral centre and teaching hospital which includes the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, College of Nursing and allied paramedical colleges.
This is the largest government hospital administered by the University of Philippines system and occupies ten hectares of prime Manila real estate with a total of 45 buildings, and 125,000 square meters of floor area.
The hospital consists of 19 clinical departments distributed in the in- and outpatient sections with 1500 patient beds. It includes modernized and upgraded emergency room and radiodiagnostic complexes, and the National Eye Referral Center (Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal).
Since its creation by Philippine Commission Act 1688 in 1907 and subsequent opening to the public in 1910 with 300 beds, PGH has provided quality health care to a large population. From 1985 to 1991, PGH underwent a major renovation and expansion programme, necessitating a dramatic increase in manpower, hospital services and equipment. Today, the hospital has around 4000 medical and non-medical employees, a wide array of general and subspecialty services.