12 Aug 2020

Christchurch Hospital new building has opening date

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 12 August 2020

Christchurch Hospital's new Acute Services Building finally has an opening date of November 16th - after two years of delays, at least $80 million over budget.

The big move is bittersweet for staff because it's not a solution to the health board's capacity problems and it won't fully replace the old hospital, as hoped.

As Katie Todd found out on a media tour it will make a dramatic difference for patients.