Infrastructure exclusive

‘Alarming’ $10.9b health infrastructure deficit

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 01 Jul 2021

‘Alarming’ $10.9b health infrastructure deficit
Professor Robin Gauld, dean of the business school at the University of Otago, said the scale of the infrastructure deficit and the money needed to fix it was “incredible”. Dunedin hospital is pictured. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 01 Jul 2021
Health authorities want at least $10.9 billion over the coming decade to overhaul and expand ageing hospitals and other subpar infrastructure, according to documents released exclusively to BusinessDesk. The new data, obtained under the Official Information Act (OIA), provides a big picture view of the needs of the health estate, including details of well over 100 building projects wanted by district health boards (DHBs), many just to ‘keep the business running’.Hospitals in centres including Auckland (pictured below), Nelson,...

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