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Facilities at Dunedin’s Wakari Hospital not fit: report

1 October 2019 Mike Houlahan - Otago Daily Times

Almost all of Wakari Hospital’s mental health facilities are not fit for purpose, pose safety risks to patients and staff, and hinder appropriate treatment of patients, a critical report of the facility says.

The Southern District Health Board accepts that many of Wakari’s buildings are not fit for purpose and has been exploring options to upgrade and replace them.

However, a confidential report supplied to the Otago Daily Times stresses the pressing need for action, with several buildings approaching the end of their functional lives.

Read more here: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/health/facilities-wakari-not-fit-report