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The main building at Hutt Hospital, the Heretaunga Block, has been deemed earthquake-prone.
Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards chief executive Fionnagh Dougan said they have some years to bring the building back to acceptable levels but the work would disrupt patient care.
Anything less than 34 per cent of the New Building Standard is considered earthquake-prone. The DHB would not disclose the building's rating, but confirmed it was below 34 per cent.
Hutt City mayor Campbell Barry joins Nick Mills to share his thoughts.