Who got the money? Saffin, Hogan clash over hospital funding
"CREDIT where credit is due" was the message from the Shadow Assistant Minister for Health Stephen Jones yesterday when he visited Casino Hospital with previous Page MP Janelle Saffin.
Mr Jones's message was prompted by the announcement last week of a $3 million upgrade of the hospital's emergency department.
The announcement was made by current Page MP Kevin Hogan.
"I want to pay credit to the former member for Page Janelle Saffin for all her hard work in getting that money promised for Casino," Mr Jones said.
Ms Saffin said she felt vindicated that all the work she had done was being recognised by Mr Jones and even by the money now being promised by the government.
She said Mr Hogan was "lying to say the money was not in the budget".
In response Mr Hogan said he was pleased the Coalition could match Ms Saffin's promise.
"Anything announced seven to eight weeks out from an election by a six-year government is an election promise," he said.
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