No double-up on health precinct - Isaacs

9:26 pm on 19 March 2013

Officials charged with redesigning central Christchurch says the upgrade of city hospitals will not double up on what it has planned for a dedicated health precinct.

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced a $600 million redevelopment of earthquake-hit Burwood and Christchurch hospitals.

Central City Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs says the unit was well aware of the plans for the upgrade, and the new precinct has been designed around it.

He says it's up to the Ministry of Health to decide where to develop healthcare facilities.