ODTtv: Queries as physio pool maintenance slides

The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust and the Southern District Health Board are at odds over which entity is supposed to be maintaining the pool while its long-term fate remains in limbo.

The Ministry of Health ordered the deferral of a long-planned pool upgrade after it took over the Dunedin Hospital rebuild last year. The pool site might be used for the build.

Before that, the Southern District Health Board had agreed in principle to negotiate a long-term lease, but everything is on hold now.

Trust secretary-treasurer Neville Martin said the pool pays $140,000 per year to SDHB and it is supposed to include maintenance.



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