13 Jan 2011

Upgrade of hospital ward due soon

6:00 am on 13 January 2011

The Capital & Coast District Health Board says an upgrade to Ward 27 at Wellington hospital will begin in a few weeks.

Three patients walked out the ward for acutely unwell mental health patients in 2003.

One committed suicide and another climbed into a tiger enclosure at Wellington Zoo and was seriously injured.

The $5 million upgrade will take about 14 months.