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Timaru Hospital upgrade confirmed

Published: Fri 11 Sep 2015 11:37 AM
Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health
11 September 2015
Timaru Hospital upgrade confirmed
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes South Canterbury DHB’s decision to approve an upgrade to the front of Timaru Hospital.
“The Government is committed to the delivery of high quality health services,” says Dr Coleman.
“It is important for DHBs to future proof their facilities and services to ensure they continue to meet the needs of their local community.
“South Canterbury DHB has undertaken a work programme which looks at future demands and the models of care needed for the next 10 to 15 years.
“The DHB is committed to continuing to maintain and improve quality healthcare for the population of South Canterbury whilst being financially responsible.
“The significant refurbishments approved to the front of Timaru Hospital will see improvements to the Emergency Department and ambulance bay, Out Patient Department, Medical Day Stay and the hospital café.”
The Timaru front of hospital upgrade is expected to be completed within three years. Early planning is currently underway.
The refurbishment plan follows on from the recently refurbished Gardens Block.
ENDS

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