Hawera Hospital is South Taranaki's health hub providing a comprehensive range of health services. The compact, single-level hospital replaced an ageing series of buildings. S&T's design allowed for changing healthcare delivery with the ability to transition into a primary healthcare function if necessary. Additional rooms were also provided for visiting specialists to extend the range of services available to the community. The front building forms a crescent around an historic fountain, relocated from the former hospital’s front lawn which provides a welcoming focus upon arrival.