ACCC Settlement

Media Release

The following statement can be attributed to Calvary Riverina Hospital CEO, Ms Joanne Williams.

“Calvary is pleased that it has been able to reach a settlement today with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to proceedings taken regarding the Practitioner By-Laws that were in operation at Calvary Riverina Hospital.

“From the outset, we have sought to co-operate fully with the ACCC to clarify our position and reach an amicable resolution.”

“We amended the By-Laws that apply at Calvary Riverina in good faith, and never exercised the discretion conferred by the By-Laws of concern to the ACCC.”

“However, we have agreed to delete those By-Laws and make our position clearer.”
“Calvary has a long and proud history – dating back to 1926 – of serving the people of the Riverina.”

“As a Catholic charitable not for profit organisation, we continually re-invest money into improving our services, including the recently completed $9.3 million, 22-bed, purpose-built palliative care facility and a rehabilitation unit with a hydrotherapy pool and gymnasium.”

“Our record speaks for itself, and we look forward to continuing the excellent quality of health care that Calvary has been providing the Riverina community for nearly 90 years and for many more years to come.”

About Calvary Riverina

Calvary Riverina provides a wide range of services to the people of Wagga Wagga and the Riverina.

The Sisters of the Little Company of Mary established the first hospital in 1926 in Wagga Wagga and the services have continued to grow since that time.

Currently the 121 bed hospital provides specialist palliative care, intensive care, coronary care, maternity and special care nursery, and a wide range of surgical and medical services.

As a Catholic, charitable, not for profit organisation, Calvary reinvests its earnings into the business, including Calvary Riverina’s recently completed $9.3 million 22-bed, purpose-built palliative care and rehabilitation facility with a hydrotherapy pool and gymnasium.

Calvary also has been instrumental in creating the Palliative Care Alliance to provide integrated care for palliative care patients.

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