The ACT Government has spent millions upgrading the Catholic Church’s Calvary Hospital for public use (except for things the church doesn’t like but which are entirely legal).
Today in the Canberra Times John Thistleton reports that following the aborted buyout process the ACT Government is now looking to build a North Canberra hospital:
The ACT Government is considering building a third public hospital in Canberra’s north, possibly at Gungahlin Town Centre, or the University of Canberra.
Difficulties over the past year redeveloping the Canberra Hospital and the protracted debate over buying and refurbishing Calvary Hospital are shaping ACT Treasury and Health’s thinking on the issue.
Apparently they’re looking to have a decision by the next budget.
On the other hand this might light a fire under the Little Company of Mary’s bums about selling Calvary Hospital while it’s worth a lot more.