A $40 million project is underway to double the capacity of east Auckland’s sole hospital, Times reports. “South-east Auckland is short of surgical resources, particularly orthopaedic and endoscopy facilities, and Ormiston Hospital is at capacity so this development will help meet that need,” said board chair Jeff Barkwill. The additional space will increase surgical theatre capacity to six surgical theatres and create 15 additional inpatient beds, taking the total available to 41.