3 Apr 2018

Listen: Counties Manukau DHB ex-manager on maintenance problems

5:50 pm on 3 April 2018

Greg Simpson was facilities manager at the Counties Manukau District Health Board for most of a decade up till late 2016.

Middlemore Hospital

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

It was "a nightmare for everyone" trying to maintain buildings with only half the funding they needed, to say nothing of water, sewage and gas underground services which are now well beyond their best-by date, he said.

In an extended interview, reporter Phil Pennington asked Mr Simpson when it was he first became aware of Middlemore Hospital's building problems.

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