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Northern Beaches Hospital: “the public must be assured that Healthscope is not cutting costs excessively''

The Sydney Morning Herald says “the public must be assured that Healthscope is not cutting costs excessively or shifting difficult patients to other state-run hospitals or cross-subsidizing its private hospital business located at the same site with facilities designed for the public Northern Beaches Hospital. Equally the public will be concerned if a takeover bid on the share market now under way against Healthscope has distracted management.” The problems have been critical. Doctors at the embattled new PPP hospital “threatened to withhold treatment from private patients in a desperate move to force the state government to act on their concerns about the under-resourced facility.”

New South Wales authorities are revaluating their policy toward ‘public private partnerships

New South Wales authorities are revaluating their policy toward ‘public private partnerships.’ “NSW is worried that it won't find enough contractors to build some $80 billion of infrastructure over the next four years if it does not better manage construction risk and break contracts into smaller sizes, giving smaller companies an opportunity to compete against bigger companies. The average size of new social infrastructure projects undertaken as public-private partnerships has more than doubled in the five years to 2015 to about $753 million compared with the five-year period to 2010, according to Allens. Some of the PPPs have also been controversial, such as Maitland Hospital, which will now be built by the government following opposition to the hospital's privatization. Mr. Donnelly said governments needed to better plan PPP as the size of projects increased, and be careful about rushing proposals into the market to meet political timetables.”

Source: Financial Review

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