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Hutt Valley families to benefit from new children’s hospital

Chris Bishop
National List MP based in the Hutt Valley

Media statement

10 July 2017

Hutt Valley families to benefit from a new $50m children’s hospital

MP Chris Bishop says families in the Hutt Valley will benefit from a new $50 million children’s hospital being donated by Wellington property developer Mark Dunajtschik.

“In an extraordinary act of generosity Mr Dunajtschik announced today that he will build and then gift a new $50 million children’s hospital to Wellington Regional Hospital,” says Mr Bishop.

“This is wonderful news for Hutt families as well as well as the wider region.

“While many details are still to be confirmed, the new children’s hospital is expected to be around 7,000m², and is likely to be three storeys. It is expected to include 50 inpatient hospital beds, as well as space for families to be together.

“The new $50 million children’s hospital will be part of the Wellington Regional Hospital campus, with a sky bridge connecting it to the main hospital.

“Mr Dunajtschik and his team will now work alongside Capital and Coast DHB’s clinical teams to design a fit for purpose, family centred hospital for the region’s children.

“The new children’s hospital is expected to begin construction early next year and will take around 18 months.”


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