4 Sep 2020

Disappointment at Christchurch Hospital children's emergency facilities not opening

From Morning Report, 8:12 am on 4 September 2020

Children are not little adults, and their experiences of hospitals can be scary. 

That's why a top Canterbury paediatrician is upset that hospital emergency care for children in Christchurch will not be moving into a brand new, purpose-built facility. 

The new Hagley hospital block has been built with dedicated units for children within the emergency department and intensive care.

Financial troubles at the DHB mean children will still in most cases have to be treated alongside adults.

Paediatric specialist Dr Clare Doocey earlier speaks to Susie Ferguson.