CDHB aims for November opening for new hospital building / by Shaun Evans


In a matter of months, helicopters carrying seriously injured and unwell patients will be able to land on the roof of a building at Christchurch Hospital.

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) aims to start treating patients in the new Christchurch Hospital, Hagley building – formerly known as the acute services building – from November. The building features a helipad on its roof, meaning patients will be able to be airlifted directly to hospital instead of being transferred from Hagley Park.

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