Forté Health is a private hospital designed for short stay procedures, with four fully-equipped operating theatres, a 12-bed recovery area, 22 overnight suites and two day lounges. Our facilities are world-leading and surgeons from multiple disciplines choose to operate here.
Forté Health was opened in 2013 by a group of medical specialists who, in post-quake Christchurch, saw an opportunity to offer a new, sustainable approach to medical care. Providing innovative, world-leading facilities with a focus on delivering excellence in patient care has always been at the heart of Forté’s operations.
Forté Health is owned by Forté Health Group Limited, with its shares held individually by various Canterbury medical specialists. These medical specialists operate at Forté Health, as well as at other private and public hospitals around New Zealand. Our medical specialists are committed to providing patients with clarity and transparency regarding their medical care. For a list of all medical specialist shareholders click here.
The Forté Health team is dedicated to providing exemplary one-on-one care, walking alongside our patients through every step of their journey. It’s a fresh approach to medical care, delivered in New Zealand’s first net carbon zero hospital.
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We operate out of the Forté Health building in central Christchurch, one of the safest and most environmentally sound buildings in New Zealand.
Built in 2013 to 180% of building code it provides the highest level of strength, stability and safety for our patients, clinicians, staff and visitors. The building also mirrors Forté Health’s commitment to sustainability, achieving four green star certification.
The Forté Health values are at the heart of everything we do. Developed by our staff, they embody the culture here at Forté and we strive to live up to them each and every day.
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We are committed to working in partnership with Maori. Our Kaumatua is available to support patients and staff. We acknowledge and support the diversity of Canterbury and have interpreters or advocacy services available.
At Forté Health we set our standards high. That’s what our patients and the medical specialists who choose to operate here deserve. We are constantly looking for opportunities to improve our systems and services so that we continue to offer the world-leading private hospital service we strive for.
Te aronga ki te tangata
Our patients are at the heart of our hospital. At Forté Health we pride ourselves on providing personalised care, treating each patient who walks through the door as an individual and aiming to make their hospital experience a positive one.
The Forté Health staff are a close-knit team with a focus on providing quality care. When patients come into our care, they benefit from that. We respect, we support, we listen.
At Forté Health we are always looking for new and innovative ways that we can do things better for our staff, for our patients, for the medical specialists who choose to operate here and for our environment.
Te ngākau tapatahi
We are privileged to be the hospital of choice for medical specialists and patients and we are committed to treating those who walk through our doors with dignity and respect.
Ngā mahi whakauka
Our commitment to sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. In 2020 Forté was awarded the Toitū EnviroMark Gold Award for environmental sustainability and in 2021 became New Zealand's first net carbon zero hospital. We don’t just talk sustainability. We are doing it and are true leaders in terms of sustainability in the health sector.
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Forté Hospital is proud to be New Zealand’s first net carbon zero hospital.
Our commitment to sustainability and providing industry-leading environmental stewardship has been a driving part of our kaupapa since the beginning.
Our environmentally-friendly building was a great launching pad to our sustainable ethos, which now weaves through every part of our hospital. From compostable medicine trays to sophisticated energy-saving lighting systems, solar hot-water heating panels to significant waste reduction initiatives, we are committed providing exceptional care to our patients as well as our planet.
We are delighted to be certified as net carbon zero by Toitū Envirocare – the first hospital in New Zealand to achieve net carbon zero status. We are leading the way, but our journey isn’t over. We will continue to look for opportunities to do things in a way that’s better for our people and our planet. Watch this space.
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Forté Health is proud to be the Founding Business Partner of the Māia Health Foundation – a charity raising money for game-changing projects for Canterbury's health system.
Since its launch in May 2016, Māia has raised more than $12 million to take Canterbury's health system from good to great. Māia's funding has enabled vital enhancements in the new Waipapa, Christchurch Hospital including construction of a large future-proofed rooftop helipad with a clinical support unit, and additional features for the children’s wards including parent beds and an indoor play area.
Māia's current focus is to raise funds for improved facilities for child and youth mental health.
Forté Health Board Chair David Barker says there’s a synergy between Forté Health and the focus of Māia’s current projects. “Forté Health represents the private health system, yet many of our practitioners are also active in the public sector. It’s a partnership that simply makes sense.”
Forté Health is proud to support Christchurch East School.
“Christchurch East School is part of our community and it’s important to the team at Forté Health to be an active and supportive community member,” says Forté Health General Manager Rachael Hillyer.
Forté Health support the school through the provision of recycled theatre socks and Forté staff enjoy rallying together each Christmas to provide gifts for the children at the school.
Christchurch East School principal Mike Agar says the school’s relationship with Forté Health is very special.
“The support from Forté – such as the donations of Christmas presents - has meant that we have been able to give some little extras to our families who are so deserving. We are very thankful to the Forté staff for their generosity and care.”