Compassion Sisters’ Aubert Home to close

The Compassion Sisters’ Aubert Home in Whanganui is to be closed because it is an earthquake risk.

An engineers’ report has found that more than 67 per cent of the buildings are below the minimum earthquake standard required by law and could be dangerous in a moderate earthquake.

The  residents, their families and staff have been told of the closure, and planning is under way to relocate the residents to other care facilities.

The Home of Compassion has a 54-bed facility with close to 90 per cent occupancy rate, with a staff of about 80.



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