It’s the final year of construction on the North Island Hospitals Project.

Chief Project Officer Tom Sparrow says they will take possession of the facilities around this time next year. He says there will be a flurry of activity over the next year to prepare for the transition.

Sparrow says after they take possession of the hospital, they will spend about four months preparing the sites and training staff at the new site.

The new hospitals are expected to open in September of next year.