Doctors at Whangarei Hospital are worried about the safety of some patients due to the poor state of the buildings.
Documents shared with Insight reveal all of Northland's public hospitals are in an advanced state of deterioration.
The DHB's billion-dollar rebuild plan that it's been working on for five years, has been knocked back.
The first-ever government stocktake of public health assets shows it will cost billions to fix similar problems nationwide.
Phil Pennington reports.