Friday, 21 September 2018
The recent report is forecasting massive overspending of $303 million in CALHN (including Statewide Clinical Services) for 2018-19 unless urgent corrective action is taken.
“Absent significant and immediate intervention, we forecast that CALHN’s 2018-19 financial performance will be a circa ($375 million) deficit, equating to a $274 million unfavourable variance to budget. On a consolidated basis (including Statewide Clinical Services) we forecast a deficit (of $421 million) representing a $303 million unfavourable variance.”
Treasurer Rob Lucas said KordaMentha also reports that anticipated savings from moving to the nRAH had not been achieved and, in fact, costs had increased as a result of the move to the new hospital.
“The expert report blows out of the water the claims by the former Minister Peter Malinauskas and now Shadow Treasurer Stephen Mullighan that government claims of massive health overspending were untrue,” said Treasurer Lucas.
“It is now time for Mr Malinauskas, in particular, to accept responsibility for the financial mismanagement and incompetence of his period as Minister for Health and that of the former Labor government.”
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