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Construction for Kaikoura IFHC to kick off

Construction for Kaikoura IFHC to kick off


The Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) is delighted to announce construction of Kaikoura’s long awaited new Integrated Family Health Centre will finally kick off this month.

Arrow International’s Nelson-based team has been awarded the contract to build Kaikoura’s new Integrated Family Health Centre with site clearing works, including demolition and minor alterations to the current hospital building, set to start almost immediately.

David Meates, Canterbury DHB chief executive, says it’s fantastic to be finally announcing this news.

“It signals the end of what’s been a long gestation period to get this facility underway and we’re very thankful to the people of Kaikoura as well as the district council for both their patience and enthusiasm,” Mr Meates says.

“It’s a milestone worth celebrating. To reach this point where we can start construction is a great achievement and it’s all thanks to the remarkable efforts of everyone involved.”

Arrow won the contract because it had both the best price and proven experience in health design and construction, Mr Meates says.

“We’re absolutely thrilled Arrow has been awarded this contract,” he says.
Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB chair, says the new $13 million Kaikoura Integrated Family Health Centre will replace the old hospital facilities and provide facilities for primary care, aged care, acute care, maternity care, radiology services and trauma stabilisation.

“I’m delighted we’re on our way to future proofing Kaikoura’s health services both for its community and as part of being an iconic tourism destination,” he says.

“I would particularly like to acknowledge the significant financial commitment of $3.4 million from the Kaikoura District Council and members of the Kaikoura Community Health Facility Liaison Group who have worked tirelessly to support this development.”

Mr Cleverley says Canterbury DHB is also looking at what other services could be provided from the new centre.

“This is so Kaikoura people can have services closer to their home, with fewer travelling to Christchurch for care,” he says.

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