Have your say about new children’s hospital

posted: 11:00 am - 3rd November 2017
2016 02 18 Coote MPP 361

Wellington is set to build a new children's hospital and the Pacific community are being encouraged to have their say.

The Capital and Coast District Health Board urge Pacific families who have used hospital services to share their thoughts on hospital new services and how to create a healing and welcoming environment for Pacific families.

Input from service providers and others in the community is also encouraged.

The new hospital is aiming to provide a welcoming child‐friendly and family‐friendly facility that is comfortable, easy to navigate, safe, effective and enabling for all children, young people and their families who require medical services.

The new regional children’s hospital will be built on the Wellington Hospital site in Newtown and is expected to be around 7000 square metres. This will replace the current children's hospital, which is almost 30 years old.

The new children's hospital was part of the DHB's long-term plan for servicing around 4000 children and their families who are admitted to child health services at Wellington Regional Hospital each year.

Thanks to Mark Dunajtschik, a philanthropist and Wellington property developer who donated $50m to build a replacement facility, it will have 50 inpatient hospital beds as well as space for families.

We encourage our Pacific families and communities to attend the Pacific community consultation on Monday, 6 November 2017 at Freedom House, 174 Bedford St, Cannons Creek, Porirua from 10am-2pm.

This is a golden opportunity for our Pacific community to share ideas and thoughts about the new children’s hospital.  CCDHB are interested to hear from Pacific families with children who have used the children’s hospital service, service providers and members of our Pacific communities.

For more information and to RVP contact Suliana Vanooyen or 027 249 0477.