Hospital privatisation was 'just one of many options'

CLARIFICATION: Community Consultative Committee chair Jason Shepherd.

CLARIFICATION: Community Consultative Committee chair Jason Shepherd.

COMMUNITY Consultative Committee chair Jason Shepherd has hit back at claims made by Pru Goward in relation to the privatisation of Goulburn Hospital. 

Ms Goward said the committee was aware of the public-private-partnership proposal many months ago. 

“This proposal was just one of many options to be discussed with the community before it went anywhere and then that consultation never happened,” Mr Shepherd said. 

“So her comments about public private partnerships to the the Goulburn Post last Wednesday are not completely true. 

“I am also surprised that as the Assistant Minister to Health she was not aware of the premature decision to close the Bourke Street Health Service, which is right in the heart of her electorate.

“She is entitled to have her say but she referenced me in that story, so I thought I should have a right of reply.” 

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