The new facility, to be built within existing space at the hospital, will create an extra 41 beds, help meet future demand, and enable the DHB to deliver equitable outcomes for patients.
"While we are making progress in tackling the contributors to stroke, demand for stroke care in Auckland is rising due to population growth and demographic changes. There's a pressing need to expand these services. That's why the Government has approved $30m in funding for this new facility.
"Stroke care is currently delivered in different parts of Auckland City Hospital with acute care split between two wards and rehabilitation provided elsewhere.
"Co-locating these services in a new purpose-built unit will help to improve continuity of care for patients and reduce the overall time spent in the hospital," David Clark said.
The new facility has been designed with dedicated spaces for targeted rehabilitation, a central dining area, gym, and other shared spaces for patients and whānau.
(With Inputs from New Zealand Government Press Release)