Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott is continuing to push for public hospitals to be managed by the private sector.
Mr Abbott says there are several examples of local hospitals around Australia that are being run under private business strategies.
He has told ABC TV's Lateline program the fact state Labor governments are persisting with those strategies is a reflection of their success.
Not happy Jan!! This would be a disaster!!
Sep 18, '06
I have worked agency in our local hospital turned private hospital and well it is a standing joke around here - What is the average age of a CABG patient in that hospital? Answer - Who cares - so long as it is not the mortician doing the operation!!! Average age is in the nineties!! They will allocate 3 ICU non-vent patients to you at one time but those patients are in opposite ends of a long long ward. BUT the foyer is nice.
Last edit by gwenith on Sep 19, '06