The Mark Dunajtschik Mental Health Centre

Posted by CCM / 11 July 2022

New Mental Health Unit

Mark Dunajtschik donated $50 million for Wellington's new children's hospital, now he is giving a further $40m to $50m to build a mental health unit in Lower Hutt and CCM are delighted to have the opportunity to work on this project.

The 86-year-old philanthropist and property developer made the announcement after receiving the Tribute to a Wellington Icon Award at the Gold Awards at Wellington’s TSB Arena. 

Speaking before the event, Dunajtschik said he wanted to use his wealth for the benefit of the community.

“It’s a matter of judgment [about] where the biggest need is. I read the newspaper religiously every night. There is a general awareness that mental health is an issue and anyone who hasn’t noticed that can’t be living with their eyes open. I have been lucky and fortunate to be making good money in life and I want to spend it in the community where I made it.”

Construction will begin mid-2023 and the unit is expected to open mid-2025.

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