Shellharbour hospital plans in sharp focus

Nanjing Night Net

On Wednesday it arrived at the offices of the Illawarra Mercury.

It was a letter which was signed by 27 doctors of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District stating their opposition to the Baird Government’s plans to part-privatise the Shellharbour Hospital.

It was bold because in essence the medical professionals had chosen to speak out publicly ultimately against their employer.

The front page of the Illawarra Mercury read “Test of Patients”.

NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley brandished that front page as he attacked Health Minister Jillian Skinner in question time in parliament in Sydney on Thursday.

Minister Skinner then returned fire brandishing an 800 words response from the Chairman of the IllawarraShoalhaven Local Health District Board Professor Dennis King, which he sent to the Mercury on Thursday.

While Professor King’s response was too large to print in paper in full, it can be found online at 梧桐夜网illawarramercury南京夜网419论坛.

Despite the doctors’ concerns about the impact on patients of the proposed changes, Professor King moved to reassured the staff and community this had the potential to return a better outcome.

“We will get more services for public patients for the same money,” Professor Kingsaid.

“[T]hat is, treatment will be provided free of charge and access will be solely on the basis of clinical need.

“I must reiterate to the community and our staff that no decision has been made on this proposal.”

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