A letter in yesterday’s Canberra Times alerted me to the fact that in addition to getting paid by the ACT govt for selling Calvary Public Hospital, the Little Company of Mary are also getting Clare Holland House.
Did some searching and looks like this is true.
Under present arrangments at Calvary, various issues of concern to the Catholic church are enshrined in clinical practice at the public hospital. One example being that contraception is not to be discussed with women attending for 6-wk postnatal checks (though perversely, this does not apply to patients who deliver in Calvary Private because their 6-wk checks are done at their obstetrician’s rooms).
Will the government be seeking an assurance from LCM that care practices at Clare Holland House and related palliative care home services are not going to be similarly bastardised?