25 Jun 2014

Work starts on hospital redevelopment

10:13 pm on 25 June 2014

Redevelopments of Christchurch's hospitals is under way, with the first concrete poured on Wednesday.

The Canterbury District Health Board is redeveloping its Christchurch and Burwood hospital facilities at a cost of $650 million.

Chief executive David Meates said it's been all hands to the pump with 700 cubic metres of concrete poured for the foundations of a Burwood building that will house services supporting the rest of the build.

Mr Meates said the enabling works for Christchurch Hospital are due to start in September.