The Minister of Health has announced the details of a new mental health facility planned for Christchurch (Getty Images)

The Minister of Health has announced the details of a new mental health facility planned for Christchurch

There’s been an increase in people suffering mental health issues since the Canterbury Earthquakes.

Currently, many patients remain at Princess Margaret Hospital – which has been criticised by staff and patients for being in a state of disrepair.

Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is a compelling case for services to be relocated to the Hillmorton Hospital Campus.

Two options have been put forward – with the different combinations of rebuild and refurbishment costing up to $57 million.

It will be built within three years.

Source: Newstalk ZB

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