Shortfall of $7.2m for hospital

Last updated 05:00 19/07/2014

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A new hospital in Greymouth will require $7.2 million not covered by a government loan.

In May, Health Minister Tony Ryall announced the Government would loan $67m for a new 60-bed hospital in Greymouth.

It would be the biggest hospital investment per head of population in New Zealand history, he said at the time.

However, the Greymouth Star reported there would be further costs of $7.2m not covered by the loan.

That amount included $1.2m for demolition of existing buildings and $2m for furniture, fixtures and equipment which the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) would fund.

There was also a separate business case to be developed for an inpatient mental health facility, with a minimum cost of $4m.

The hospital itself would have 56 beds plus a four-bed facility for older patients, the Star reported.

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