scoop.co.nz 22 Mar, 2021 21:30 am

Building A Hospital And A Team – All Part Of The Job

Building A Hospital And A Team – All Part Of The Job
The first day of building a brand-new Southland Charity Hospital is almost here. On March 29, the demolition phase at the site of the charity hospital – a project by the community, for the community – will be over, and building will officially ...

Scoop i Regional Building A Hospital And A Team – All Part Of The Job The first day of building a brand-new Southland Charity Hospital is almost here.On March 29, the demolition phase at the site of the charity hospital – a project by the community, for the community – will be over, and building will officially begin.The Southland Charity Hospital will be housed at the former site of the Clifton Club Inn, with demolition at the pub taking place in early 2021.Once operational, the Southland Charity Hospital will provide healthcare for those living throughout Southland and Otago (everybody in the Southern District Health Board zone) who are unable to access treatment through the private or public health systems.

The Southland Charity Hospital project was spurred by the work of the late cancer care advocate Blair Vining, whose epic fight for more equitable care for all Kiwis regardless of their postcode garnered huge support throughout New Zealand.Lead builder on the Southland Charity Hospital project, Barry Stewart, says he’s grateful for the support of local tradies and suppliers who have come to the party and donated their time, expertise and materials to bring this incredible cause to life.

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