Canterbury District Health Board has settled its
earthquake-related insurance claim and will receive the full
amount available under its policy of $320 million.
Bruce Matheson, CDHB chairman, said it was a relief to have
the claim settled, which the Insurance Council said equalled
the biggest payout in New Zealand history.
Two hundred buildings, including 14,000 out of 16,000 rooms
in CDHB facilities, sustained damage during the Canterbury