Friday, 19 February 2010

Homebush Bay. 'Push ahead' with hospital

The state government will push ahead with a deal to open a $51 million hospital at Homebush Bay, despite claims yesterday that its prospective tenants, Kerry Ferguson and Daniel Owen, had been issued with eviction notices for not paying rent at Canada Bay, Lismore and Mackay private hospitals and it owed staff superannuation entitlements dating back more than a year. The Sydney Olympic Park Authority said it would continue to deal with Ms Ferguson and Mr Owen, who won the bid to build a 94-bed orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital at Olympic Park, because they had not breached their contractual obligations ''at this time''.