3 Nov 2021

Covid-19: How will Whangārei's battered hospital cope?

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 3 November 2021

Whangārei's dilapidated, decaying hospital is preparing for an influx of Covid-19 cases, and staff say it's only a matter of time before bed space runs out.

The Northland DHB has been trying to get the hospital replaced since 2015 but so far the government has not committed any money for even a partial redevelopment.

And last night, unlinked cases in the Far North prompted a snap lockdown.

Sam Olley reports.