29 Jun 2015

Residents of Hokitika's only Rest Home face an uncertain future

From Nine To Noon, 9:28 am on 29 June 2015

Major flooding in the West Coast has forced the evacuation of the Allen Bryant Rest Home. Its 45 residents face an uncertain future as they wait 4-6 months to return. The Rest Home was named after Robyne Bryant's father. Her mother is one of the evacuated residents. She explains the upheaval faced by the residents and says it exposes flaws in the system. Karyn Bousfield, the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the West Coast DHB says the event was one in a million.