The Canberra Times informs us that a “surgical centre” is planning to challenge the hospitals when it opens up in Deakin.
The chairman of the company that owns two of Canberra’s private hospitals has expressed concern about the impact on the local market of the ”corporatised medicine” model to be used by the new player.
Orthopaedic Group director and Canberra Orthopaedic Group orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Woods said the state-of-the-art centre would help ease specialist shortages by creating opportunities for young surgeons who wanted to operate in Canberra.
”It’s done with the aim of firstly creating a facility which we think is going to be far superior to any that any of us work in currently because it’s been custom-designed for orthopaedics,” Dr Woods said.
Competition is always great until you’re the one being competed against.