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Demolition of old Christchurch Women’s Hospital

Corporate Communications COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The Princess Margaret Hospital, Level 2 Cashmere Road, PO Box 1600 CHRISTCHURCH

DATE: 9 September 2008

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Demolition of old Christchurch Women’s Hospital underway

Demolition of the former Christchurch Women’s Hospital in Colombo St, Christchurch has started.

Canterbury District Health Board project manager Bruce Hellyer said, “with the new Christchurch Women’s Hospital now well and truly in place, the old buildings were surplus to Board requirements and had become unsafe.”

“Neighbours have been advised of the demolition and contractors will be doing their best to minimise noise and disruption to the local community,” he said.

“Contractors will also be making every endeavour to recycle materials from the building.” It is anticipated demolition of the old hospital will be completed by the end of March. The CDHB has yet to decide what will be done with the land.

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