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

 

Public Have Say On New Wellington Public Hospital

Over the next two weeks people from Wellington and surrounding regions have an chance to give their views on the new Wellington public hospital.

"Next week heralds the beginning of a series of public meetings where the future hospital can be discussed by everyone," says Ministry of Health's medical chief advisor, Dr Colin Feek

"People can make a contribution by attending and voicing their opinions at one of the meetings, or by making a written submission."

The New Wellington Public Hospital: Discussion Document lists and explains factors for the public to consider, weight and make submissions on.

Dr Feek says the public meetings are just one part of the Ministry of Health's consultation over the new hospital, which includes presentations in the outlying regional centres, focus groups and individual interviews.

"Making decisions about hospital facilities is complex and needs to incorporate numerous factors like demographics, technology change, requirements governing clinical quality, access, site considerations and relationships with other services.

"Public submissions will be one element of the information considered in the decision-making process. These submissions will help Government make the best decision about where the hospital should be, how big it should be and what services it should deliver."

People have until August 9 to express their views about a new hospital for the region. A technical advisory group has been formed to oversee the submissions process.

The New Wellington Public Hospital Discussion Document is available on the Ministry of Health Web site: http://www.moh.govt.nz/wgtnhospital.html, or phone 0800 942 266 to order a copy.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION