Story: Rural services

Hospital closure protest

Hospital closure protest

Local people protest at the planned closure of Ashburton Hospital in the 1990s. Health reforms in that decade resulted in some small rural hospitals being closed, while surgical services were reduced at others.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008