Mater Private chief: ‘danger to the Mater Private’s future is real and immediate’

In an email, John Hurley told staff that the healthcare sector would not escape the full impact of a recession

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
28th June, 2020
Mater Private chief: ‘danger to the Mater Private’s future is real and immediate’
‘The cost of delivering care had gone up significantly and that the Mater Private‘s capacity to deliver care had been “significantly reduced’ Picture:

The Mater Private Hospital group has warned staff that its ability to pay wages and its debts “is now under threat” due to the “grim reality” caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an email to staff on Friday, John Hurley, the group chief executive, warned them that the “danger to the Mater Private’s future is real and immediate”.

"“While there is a lot of wishful thinking going...

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