Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust Update – 27th April 2016

27 April 2016

The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust continues to work with the SDHB to obtain a long term lease of the Physio Pool. This process involves approval from the Ministry of Health because of the length of term being sought and the plan to redevelop Dunedin Hospital. As the Ministry is unlikely to complete the plan until mid-2017 it is unlikely to approve a lease until then. However, there would be significant progress if the Ministry could confirm soon, rather than in mid-2017, that whatever redevelopment was envisaged for the hospital the site of the Physio Pool would be unaffected.

While this period of uncertainty continues the trust is now approaching the organisations which have offered grants for the upgrade to explain the need for extensions of time in which to draw on them. The trust is also drawing on funds donated by the public to assist with operating costs.

Therefore, for the Physio Pool to remain open to the public it is important that people support it by using it and donating money for operating costs.

Neville Martin
Otago Therapetic Pool Trust