Work to replace an earthquake-prone building at Middlemore Hospital could be more than 15 years away, Stuff reports, despite the fact it was declared a potential public risk in 2018. The Galbraith building, which is located at 100 Hospital Rd, is home to the hospital’s maternity services and birthing unit. A spokeswoman from Counties Manukau Health said the DHB had decided to replace the building instead of repairing it after taking into account changes in healthcare, the age of the facility, as well as the fact it contained significant amounts of asbestos.