Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is letting you know she’s reached a deal with the Little Company of Mary for the health services they provide, particularly Calvary Hospital which the ACT Government keeps paying for works at, despite not owning it.
“These new agreements update the current agreements some of which have been in place for nearly 40 years,” the Chief Minister said.
“They provide a new collaborative approach to the planning and delivery of health care services across the ACT which gives the Territory the flexibility we need from a system point of view whilst providing Calvary with the certainty and support that it needs to continue delivering excellent acute health care to the people of the ACT.
“After extensive discussions, today’s signing of the CNA is a positive step forward in the ongoing management and operation of Calvary Public Hospital and the continuing provision of high quality health care.
“These agreements confirm that Calvary will operate the Public Hospital as a network service provider and acknowledge the Territory’s obligation to allocate funds to Calvary Hospital for the delivery of services at the Public Hospital,” she said.
The Chief Minister said the Agreements include Calvary Network Agreement, Bruce Health Care Precinct Deed, Deed of Variation of Private Hospital Agreement and a new dispute resolution process.
“These Agreements enable development of a precinct plan for the site by June next year which will set out how the Bruce campus can be developed to meet future health needs for the ACT,” the Chief Minister said.
“They also outline that the Territory will be seeking to resume private hospital beds throughout the redevelopment of the ACT Health System and the process by which this occurs.”
As an aside, Dr Chris Bourke has now been added to the Chief Minister’s site after yesterdays mirth but a confused minion has put Katy Gallagher’s release into the new Education Minister’s section.
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