Casino and District Memorial Hospital.
Casino and District Memorial Hospital.

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.

 

The Casino Hospital emergency department upgrade - promised by Janelle Saffin last July, re-announced by her successor, Kevin Hogan, last week. Ms Saffin now says the upgrade was put in the budget by Labor, Mr Hogan says he lobbied Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton for the upgrade and he's
The Casino Hospital emergency department upgrade - promised by Janelle Saffin last July, re-announced by her successor, Kevin Hogan, last week. Ms Saffin now says the upgrade was put in the budget by Labor, Mr Hogan says he lobbied Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton for the upgrade and he's "pleased the coalition could match Ms Saffin's promise".

 

 

Two commitments:

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.

Who deserves the credit for the $3m Casino Hospital upgrade?

This poll ended on 21 April 2014.

Current Results

Kevin Hogan

18%

Janelle Saffin

65%

Both

5%

Neither

10%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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