Shaun can fix it

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Re­de­vel­op­ing two ward blocks at Toko­roa Hospi­tal was some­thing of a walk in the park for Shaun Carl­ton. But it is no won­der, with work his­tory in­clud­ing help­ing build the Hong Kong Air­port and dis­as­sem­bling Rus­sian churches. The hospi­tal’s main­te­nance su­per­vi­sor joined Health Min­is­ter Tony Ryall for a visit to the South Waikato Health Cen­tre in Toko­roa on April 1 to see first­hand the re­fur­bish­ment of wards three and four. Carl­ton was ac­tively in­volved in the project which was fi­nally com­pleted in Jan­uary af­ter 10 months of con­struc­tion. The English­man over­saw the con­trac­tors who worked on the build, and made sure ev­ery­thing went to plan by be­ing on site daily. ‘‘I re­ally en­joyed it. I know the com­mu­nity ap­pre­ci­ates what we’ve done here and to be able to show it off to Mr Ryall to­day is a big plus for me and ev­ery­one else in­volved in the project,’’ he said. The wards, pre­vi­ously un­used, are now home to a med­i­cal cen­tre, a fam­ily GP prac­tice, a phar­macy, and a wide range of other health ser­vices. Carl­ton con­trib­utes to the day-to-day run­ning of the hospi­tal - from wa­ter leaks, to power cuts, even res­cu­ing pi­geons at times. ‘‘It’s like look­ing af­ter a big house,’’ he said.

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