Thursday, December 6, 2007
TASMANIAN LIBERALS ACCUSE ALP OF BEING MISLEADING OVER MERSEY HOSPITAL FUNDING
The ABC reports the Tasmanian Opposition as saying “at least one level of the Labor Party is misleading people about where savings from the Mersey hospital takeover will be spent.”
The report quotes State Minister, Lara Giddings, as saying she has already given $8 million to the Royal Hobart Hospital, and that will not be reversed.
It also reports Liberal Health spokesman, Brett Whiteley, as saying "we have Sid Sidebottom, and now today (Wed Dec 5, 2007), Jodie Campbell, giving an absolute assurance that every cent will be now spent in the north and the north-west …. and … Lara Giddings told 5,000 people in Launceston that would be the case - 2 days later, backflipped on that."
LGH Supporters seem to have good reason to be confused about, or even to be mistrustful of, government assurances in regard to the LGH’s status in the Tasmanian health system.