9 Apr 2024

Large North Shore hospital sits unused

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 9 April 2024

A huge North Shore hospital surgical centre sitting unused could be treating more than 15,000 patients a year.

The brand new, 150-bed facility is physically ready but doesn't have enough staff or a budget to get up and running.

The Prime Minister says it is "utterly disappointing" while the Labour Party says the government has been sitting on its hands.

Health Correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.