Reports that ACT Health is considering banning expectant mothers from the north of Canberra from having their babies at the Canberra Hospital should be ruled out by Health Minister Simon Corbell, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.
“The reports that ACT Health is considering banning women from the north of Canberra from going to the Canberra Hospital is outrageous and Simon Corbell must act immediately,” Mr Hanson said.
“The fact that this mean spited proposal has even seen the light of day calls into question Simon Corbell’s judgement or attention to what is going on in ACT Health.
“All Canberra taxpayers, including those who live north side paid for the Canberra Hospital. It’s ridiculous that they be told they be told they can’t use it.
“Women across Canberra should not have the choice of where they deliver their baby dictated to them by Simon Corbell. It should not be a north verses south issue. Simon Corbell needs to rule it out as a matter of urgency,” Mr Hanson concluded.