News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Move To New Hospital Going To Plan

Move To New Hospital Going To Plan

At 10am tomorrow (Wednesday 30 March) the new Christchurch Women’s Hospital will open its doors for business. This follows a busy Easter weekend moving equipment from the old site to the new hospital.

The CDHB General Manager of Women’s & Children’s Health Pauline Burt said everything was ready for tomorrow’s major activity – to move neonatal babies and patients to the new hospital.

‘At this stage we expect to move about 28 neonatal babies, a maximum of 15 women from the maternity ward and a maximum of five women from the gynaecology ward.’

Ms Burt said all transfers would be achieved using ambulances and clinical staff for support.

‘This is an extremely large exercise but one that we have been planning for months. All we would like is for the weather to improve. We have had daily meetings to check last minute details, but essentially we are following the plan that has been developed.’

Beds and equipment were moved over Easter and that part of the migration was due to be finished by end of play today (Tuesday.) A carrier company was engaged to shift everything supervised by designated staff and the exercise had been carried out without a hitch.

While the move was taking place, the Day Surgery Unit in the new hospital was also ready for its first operation which would be an eye operation performed by CDHB Ophthalmologist Mark Elder.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland