New Sydney Healthscope Hospital
Meanwhile, the new hospital in Sydney, run by Healthscope, has suffered a complete failure of their "supply chain solution" -- something they've managed to keep pretty much out of the news, with reports like this:
"The staffing and supply shortages at the hospital were characterised as "hiccups" and "teething problems" by Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the chair of NBH’s medical advisory board Dr Stuart Pincott"
Among other failings, they decided go with a "just in time" ordering system, which hasn't delivered supplies "in time" at all:
"Anaesthetists at the new $600 million Northern Beaches Hospital (NBH) have threatened to cancel all elective surgery, and doctors have called a crisis meeting within hours of the facility's official opening."
Of course first reports were very positive: "Visitors were served beef and vegetables for dinner, and a hot breakfast of bacon, sausages and an omelette." -- "Visitors" don't see software, so who cares?