Galvin Engineering and Three Sixty Distribution working with David Browne Contractors to deliver first class clinical services to the Greymouth region of New Zealand

The New Zealand Government is delivering a $77.8 million new hospital and integrated family health centre in Greymouth for the West Coast community.

The 8,500 square metre facilities, adjacent to the current Grey Base Hospital, includes 56 in-patient beds, three operating theatres, and an integrated family health centre to support the delivery of primary healthcare services. It will also house and support the delivery of other clinical services including a 24/7 emergency department, critical care unit, acute and planned medical and surgical services, maternity services, and outpatient care.

Construction began at the end of May 2016 and the new facility is expected to open in 2018.


Project Key Stakeholders

Designer / Architect   

Jacobs Australia

CCM Architects NZ

Installing Contractor

DBC David Browne Contractors

Ministry of Health New Zealand
West Coast District Heath Board (WCDHB)
Territory NZ – Distributed by Three Sixty Distribution


Our Challenge

The team at Three Sixty Distribution and Galvin Engineering Queensland were faced with the challenge of providing precise temperature controlled Integrated Thermostatic tapsets that provided scald protection and assist the facilities water management and Infection control plans. This, along with the necessity to have a stylish modern tapware with minimal aesthetic impact was required.

The team from Galvin Engineering and Three Sixty Distribution worked with the key stakeholders across Australia and New Zealand to ensure we understood local government requirments and those of the facilities. Being a hospital, providing clinical services to the greater Greymouth region, hygiene and scald protection is a major concern. The use of Thermostatic Mixing Valves is mandatory and having a quality valve that is designed to cope with the demands of a modern healthcare facility was vital.

Our Solution

The installation of the Galvin CliniMix Thermostatic Mixing Valves was the solution to the facilities and regulatory authority’s requirements to provide protection against scold related injury and cold-water shock. This range of Thermostatic tapware also offers the client cost savings related to maintenance and will have a direct impact on managing infection, like Legionella, via the ability to perform in-situ hot water sanitisation of the tapsets when required.

Our specialist health team have also provided ongoing assistance and training to the installing contractors during this project to ensure the valving and associated hardware is installed correctly and operates as expected. This, along with ongoing support to the facility and its BEMS team will ensure water is delivered safely to patients and staff for many years to come.

Products Specified and Installed