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Katy turns the sod

By johnboy - 21 July 2010 16

No, calm down, Jon Stanhope remains Chief Minister.

But his deputy has announced that she’s kicked off construction of the long awaited Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

“I am very pleased to be able to turn the first sod and to officially get things underway on what will be a world class facility for women, children and their families from Canberra and the surrounding region,” Ms Gallagher said.

Over the past few weeks construction site fences have been installed to establish and secure the construction site. Site sheds and facilities have been put in place in readiness for the construction to begin.

(And good luck with the parking to our health worker readers)

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16 Responses to
Katy turns the sod
colourful sydney rac 4:01 pm 22 Jul 10

54-11 said :

Once upon a time, I used to admire Katy.

Now, she is more arrogant and out of touch with reality as Stanhopeless.

The way in which she has managed the redevelopment and parking at TCH is absolutely appalling. The excuses she rolls out shows that she has no understanding, or empathy, with patients, families and residents around the hospital.

She is a disgrace as Health Minister and, despite my earlier positive opinion, she has shown herself to be unfit to move into the chieflinesses office.

Let me guess – she should be replaced by a Green?

Jim Jones 2:30 pm 22 Jul 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

When are they going to open a men’s hospital?

It’s called ‘the pub’ – good for what ails ya.

dvaey 1:13 pm 22 Jul 10

cleo said :

At long last, the new hospital is needed, how many babies are flown to Sydney for specialised treatment, this long overdue, women do need the hospital for specialised treatment also.

If we want to play on those stereotypes with no real value, why not claim that men need a hospital that treats trauma, as men are more often involved in trauma than women? I swear everytime Im in ED, theres some old guy there whos just cut his fingers off with a powersaw or crashed his dirt bike on a saturday arvo. People within the health system are always saying men dont seek medical help as much as they should (where women do)..

aybe part of the reason for this, is that were in a society which believes that adult men shouldnt need the same targetted healthcare as women, so therefore men dont seek it out, and society sees there is ‘no need’.

cleo 1:36 am 22 Jul 10

At long last, the new hospital is needed, how many babies are flown to Sydney for specialised treatment, this long overdue, women do need the hospital for specialised treatment also.
I’m with you Leinna #10

MrPC 12:59 am 22 Jul 10

Hospitals are for the sick. Mothers giving birth aren’t sick. Why do they need a Hospital? Build a birthing facility, and call it that, if there’s sufficient demand for centralising the process. Just don’t berate mens health by building a non-hospital for women and calling it a hospital.

Leinna 8:49 pm 21 Jul 10

Men do not, as a rule, need admission for a normal part of life (giving birth). Women do. The only special thing men get are prostate problems (and otherwise rare external genitalia problems). You don’t need a hospital for prostates. That would be really dull.

Children usually have their own set of medical problems, and it’s usually important to keep them away from the rest of the hospital denizens for their own safety.

The worst part is the car parking, which is a complete and utter failure.

Thumper 8:39 pm 21 Jul 10

Yes, it does get to a stage where you want to say, “don’t make excuses, just tell us what you are going to do to fix it!”

Actually, you want to scream it and then beat them to death with it.

georgesgenitals 8:36 pm 21 Jul 10

johnboy said :

The day you’re giving birth I’ll build you one myself.

After yesterday’s massive Indian food lunch, coupled with a big roast dinner last night, I felt like I was giving birth this morning. I’ll have my hospital in the back yard, thanks.

54-11 8:23 pm 21 Jul 10

Once upon a time, I used to admire Katy.

Now, she is more arrogant and out of touch with reality as Stanhopeless.

The way in which she has managed the redevelopment and parking at TCH is absolutely appalling. The excuses she rolls out shows that she has no understanding, or empathy, with patients, families and residents around the hospital.

She is a disgrace as Health Minister and, despite my earlier positive opinion, she has shown herself to be unfit to move into the chieflinesses office.

dvaey 6:40 pm 21 Jul 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

When are they going to open a men’s hospital?

Pffft, you didnt actually think that equal rights actually meant ‘equal’, did you? On a serious note, will this mean that money previously spent on maternity and breast screening at Canberra Hospital, will be redirected to mens health?

To put another way, with the addition of a health facility to the ACT, to treat one half of the population, will the appropriate additional funding be made available? Or will the ACT hospital budget simply be stretched to cover an additional facility which only caters to half the population? Why dont we have a seniors hospital, which only provides services for those over 50. Do you think the younger generation would be happy enough to sacrifice health funding, for services they would never be able to use?

Pork Hunt 5:43 pm 21 Jul 10

Are they building a Men’s Hospital after the Women’s and Children’s Hospital is complete?

What is the definition of “children” for treatment purposes?

If my mum was still alive (aged 83) and she took me there, would I get treated ? After all, I am her child…

Will they save money by not installing urinals?

Not thrilled.

johnboy 5:20 pm 21 Jul 10

The day you’re giving birth I’ll build you one myself.

A Noisy Noise Annoys 5:14 pm 21 Jul 10

When are they going to open a men’s hospital?

georgesgenitals 4:03 pm 21 Jul 10

Fiona said :

I was thrilled the other day to score a 2 hour park on the street across fro the school for a lunchtime meeting. Never will happen again, I shall treasure it.

I like being thrilled.

Fiona 3:37 pm 21 Jul 10

I was thrilled the other day to score a 2 hour park on the street across fro the school for a lunchtime meeting. Never will happen again, I shall treasure it.

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