The main road through Waikato Hospital's grounds has been renamed after a man who was instrumental in the multimillion-dollar upgrade of the facility.
What has been known as "Gate 1 off Pembroke St" is now Hague Rd, in honour of the late Brendan Hague, who died while visiting family in Sydney in August.
He was 62.
Mr Hague worked in the Waikato District Health Board's building programme office, and had been with the organisation (in its various guises) for 42 years.
He played a key role in the $430 million Waikato Hospital building and redevelopment programme.
The Hague Rd sign was installed this week on the road that runs through the Waiora Waikato Hospital campus, from Pembroke St to Selwyn St.
Building programme office project manager Ian Wolstencroft said Hague Rd was an excellent landmark to direct people to.
"Brendan was the master of all things infrastructure – he had an encyclopaedic knowledge of Waiora Waikato Hospital campus, so it is fitting that the road be named after him."
Mr Wolstencroft said Hague Rd would eventually appear in global positioning satellite programmes as well as on Hamilton City maps.
The next phase of the hospital's building and redevelopment programme would be the opening of stage one of the Meade Clinical Centre in August.
For more information about the Meade Clinical Centre and the building and redevelopment programme, or for an up-to-date map of the campus, go to waikatodhb.health.nz.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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