Pahiatua Hospital, 7 Regent St, Pahiatua, Tararua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Pahiatua Hospital, 7 Regent St, Pahiatua, Tararua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand



 


Notes: PAHIATUA HOSPITAL THE HISTORY
Built in 1902, the Pahiatua Hospital, now known as Masters Hall, was the only hospital of Pahiatua, located at the southern end of the town. However, and unfortunately, In November 1997 the hospital, at the time placed under the jurisdiction of the Mid Central Health of Palmerston North, that it would close it doors due to budgetary issues with the now defunct Health Funding Authority.
While rumors of talks about its closure in fact started in 1992, Janice Wenn, the Manawatu-Wanganui Area Health Board assistant general manager at the time, offered the assurance that they were completely unfounded, and that the matter of the hospital closing wasn’t on their agenda. They maintained this position even months later, after the bed numbers of the hospital were reduced, offering the guarantee that the future of the establishment wasn’t in peril.
The closure, planned for and carried out on the 30th of June 1998, was a shock, not only to the staff members that lost their jobs, but also to the patients that were residing there to receive continuing care. Despite numerous appeals and petitions, the decision was not reversed, and patients were slowly relocated to Dannevirke, Waireka, Palmerston North or Masterton
Long known as the “icon of a bygone error”, the Pahiatua Hospital was however entirely remodeled and refurbished in 2008, when it was brought to life once again as Masters Hall, a private conference and accommodation establishment.

Latitude: -40.46114400667324, Longitude: 175.8345079421997


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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Billington, Hugh Christopher Eli  14 Jun 1956Pahiatua Hospital, 7 Regent St, Pahiatua, Tararua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand I13877
2 de Lacey, Isabel Kate  21may 1962Pahiatua Hospital, 7 Regent St, Pahiatua, Tararua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand I14078
3 Rawlings, John Thomas  04 Aug 1922Pahiatua Hospital, 7 Regent St, Pahiatua, Tararua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand I17733