First patient moves in to new hospital wards today

Danielle Symes (17) into her own room accompanied by the firefighters who helped in the move.

5 August 2013

Patients and staff from the children’s ward enjoyed a ‘mid winter Christmas’ celebration as the first patients were moved into the new  TSB Ward 2B Children and Young People today.

With the help of firefighters, CJ the Clown and a visit from some Taranaki Rugby players, it was all go this morning as firefighters steered beds from the old ward into the new ward with staff dressed up in Christmas spirit.

Nurse Manager Leonie Mercer said everyone was up beat and the children and their families had been helpful. “We even had an enormous blow up Father Christmas there with fairies handing out presents to each of the patients,” she said.

“A lot of planning has gone into this and it’s finally here. Its all go but we wanted to try and make it festive.”

First patient to be moved in was Danielle Symes (17) into her own room with ensuite and she thought it was great.

“I have my own TV and the bathroom is really big. I’m excited to see the rugby players here – I have to take a photo for my Nana,” she said.


The migration into the new hospital block continues all week as below…

Monday Children’s Ward (Ward 2*) moves to TSB Ward 2B Children and Young People

Tuesday Older People’s Health (Ward 1) moves to Ward 2A Older People’s Health The Dayward (level 4) moves into the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU 2) as part of the Operating Theatre and Endoscopy Suite on Level One.

Wednesday Theatre moves to the new Operating Theatre and Endoscopy Suite.

Thursday Surgical (Ward 3) moves to Ward 3A General Surgery.
Orthopaedic (Ward 4) moves to Ward 3B Orthopaedic and Surgical Specialities.

Friday Medical patients (Ward 5) moves to Wards 4A and 4B General Medicine.
*all wards in brackets refer to the current ward names

Demolition of the existing Stainton Block is due to commence as soon as the block is vacated.


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