22 Mar 2018

Middlemore rot: Manukau's Efeso Collins reacts

From Morning Report, 8:35 am on 22 March 2018

Four big Middlemore Hospital buildings that serve thousands of South Auckland people are full of rot and dangerous mould that could make staff and patients sick.

They include the children's hospital and the nearby Manukau Superclinic. Documents show the decay is so bad it is in danger of breaching the walls and contaminating the air.

Efeso Collins is the Auckland councillor representing the Manukau ward, which includes Middlemore Hospital.

"We're sending sick kids from damp homes in South Auckland to a damp hospital... I'm shocked," he tells Todd Niall.