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SDHB/Govt : Physio Pool GRIEF

Girl in water with dumbbels140 Hanover St [rankedbyreview.co.nz]

Pool upgrade supposed to happen a year ago this month.

### ODT Online Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Grant lost as physio pool work stalls
By Eileen Goodwin
A $120,000 grant has been pulled from the Dunedin physiotherapy pool upgrade because no-one yet knows when — or even if — it will happen. And the Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust has confirmed a second grant, of $100,000, is subject to an extension review and a decision is awaited.
Pool trust secretary-treasurer Neville Martin […] hopes to know more by June, when the Ministry of Health is expected to release a shortlist of site options for the $300 million Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
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“To avoid closure of the pool by the Southern District Health Board, the trust has been required to cover all operating costs since the beginning of 2015.” –Neville Martin

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Dirty pool? #SDHB #University

Dunedin Hospital’s physiotherapy pool has some bent admirers.

GUESS WHO ??

DCC Webmap - 464 and 490 Cumberland Street (1)DCC Webmap – subject site

Last week What if? Dunedin received information that the pool’s threatened closure is far from what it seems. A long-term plan has been sighted, in which either the hospital (SDHB) or the University of Otago is shown to be eyeing up the pool building. Note —the pool and a large empty space used for parking immediately adjacent to the University’s student hostel property (at 490 Cumberland Street) are marked for “development”.

It is said the $1 million quoted for the pool’s building upgrade looks like ‘a bogeyman conjured up to make the kids settle down to sleep and stop asking awkward questions’.

DCC Rates information (click to enlarge):
DCC Rates information - 464 Cumberland Street (1)DCC Rates information - 490 Cumberland Street (1)

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Otago Therapeutic Pool at Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Physio Pool [radionz.co.nz] 1Dunedin Physio Pool, 140 Hanover Street [Photo: radionz.co.nz]

● Built in 1946, the first large, purpose-built therapeutic pool in New Zealand.
● About 50,000 visits by users each year, including patients and members of the public.
● Owned by Southern District Health Board but run by the Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust.
● Water temperature is 35degC.

See story by Bruce Munro, Oasis in the city (ODT 8.11.12)

█ Heritage New Zealand – Registration report and history (List no. 7581)

### ODT Online Wed, 6 Aug 2014
Trust will lobby to keep pool
By Eileen Goodwin
In a bid to stop the closure of Dunedin’s physio pool, the trust that runs the facility will appeal to Southern District Health Board members in Dunedin tomorrow. An Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust deputation will ask the board to overrule management and keep the pool open. The meeting starts at 9am and is open to the public. In his submission, secretary-treasurer Neville Martin will tell members the health board should work with the trust and Dunedin City Council to resolve the financial issues.
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SOUTHERN DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD
█ Meeting – Thursday, 7 August 2014, 9.00 am
Board Room, Level 2, West Wing, Main Block,
Wakari Hospital Campus, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Agenda: http://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/files/14529_2014080585517-1407185717.pdf

Other meeting information and more about the SDHB here: http://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/pages/boardmeetings/

DONATIONS
At the Otago Daily Times today, in response to a letter from Sue Heap there’s an address for donations:

Donations can be made to the Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust, c/o Neville Martin, secretary-treasurer, PO Box 870, Dunedin 9054.

For people who dislike using Cheques, contact Mr Martin (OTPT) via the Health Board for the trust’s bank account number and the correct reference for use.

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Critic Issue 17, 2014 (excerpt):

Critic 17 - 27 July 2014 [critic.co.nz] 2 detail

█ Read the full article posted by Nina Harrap on Sunday 27 July 2014 at 10:15pm

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Stadium: Exploiting CST model for new Mosgiel Pool #GOBs

Men who swim [kpbs.org] 1Synchronised: Highlanders-to-be (sports star training at Mosgiel)

Unaccepted for publication at ODT Online today. Aww.
Hard to sell at Logan Park
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Submitted by ej kerr on Wed, 16/07/2014 – 11:49am.
What a fine accommodation for professional rugby this aquatic scheme for the Taieri truly is. Shades of the model so well utilised by the earlier trust named after Carisbrook and headed by Malcolm Farry, still operating as a boon to Dunedin city ratepayers. In the months ahead let’s see how many times the new patron leaves out the word ‘Rugby’ (capital R) or the phrase ‘private property development costs on the City’ in favour of philanthropic zeal expressed for healthy retirement living and enhanced aged care facilities (hydrotherapy for aching rugby shoulders and thighs), sunshine and splash for young families – don’t forget schools! – as the Taieri’s high class soils get carved and private forests near Brighton assist the housing build. Yeah, don’t say there’s merely a saint in goggles amongst us, Lord be praised, it’s the second Dollar coming. An epiphany.

ODT article: Gerrard backing pool bid

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