Dunedin 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.
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
Other meeting information and more about the SDHB here: http://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/pages/boardmeetings/
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.
Critic Issue 17, 2014 (excerpt):
█ Read the full article posted by Nina Harrap on Sunday 27 July 2014 at 10:15pm
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