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Long wait for new health builds

Oliver Lewis
Tue, 07 Sep 2021

Neonatal care units are planned to be upgraded in Counties Manakau, Auckland, the Hutt Valley, and Wellington. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Oliver Lewis
Tue, 07 Sep 2021
Only 12 of 40 health infrastructure package (HIP) projects will be finished by next June, with a further nine yet to be fully approved.In January 2020, the coalition government announced $300 million for HIP projects to improve and overhaul ageing health infrastructure. The package was included as part of the $12 billion New Zealand upgrade programme, promoted at the time as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to modernise infrastructure and grow the economy. In June, the government had to pump in more funding and rescope projects due to cost incr...

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