Chinese Owned Hospital Company In Australia Threatens To Shut Down During Pandemic, Demands More Money

In a brazen and unbelievable move, a Chinese owned hospital company in Australia is now forcing its more than 800 healthcare workers to stand down and is threatening to shutter its more than 8000 hospital beds if it’s demands are not met. As The Daily Mail reports:

Frantic negotiations are underway to save more hospitals from closing and ensure tens of thousands of beds could be used to treat coronavirus patients.
Private hospital company Healthe Care has already stood down 800 staff and is putting in doubt 8000 beds at 34 private hospitals across Australia after the federal government cancelled elective surgeries in response to the COVID-19 spread.
In a letter to staff, a copy seen by 9News, Healthe Care stated that the availability of private hospitals is at risk. It is now putting the pressure on state and federal governments for financial help.
Chinese billionaire Liu Dian Bo bought Healthe Care for $900 million in 2015. Now, the company, which 9News understands was already facing financial pressure, is putting the heat on federal and state government for help.
The spokesman for the Chinese owned private hospital association said that if an agreement wasn’t reached by this weekend, private hospitals would begin to close.

 

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