New Perth Children’s Hospital opening date unknown

There is still no date for the practical completion of the troubled new Perth Children’s Hospital, according to the Health Department chief, despite Premier Colin Barnett recently guaranteeing it would open this year. David Russell-Weisz also told a parliamentary committee hearing today the hospital still had higher than acceptable lead levels in the drinking water and work to remove asbestos from panelling was ongoing. Dr Russell-Weisz told the committee the hospital’s head contractor John Holland had missed a number of completion dates, most recently October 10. In reply to repeated questioning by Labor’s Sue Ellery, he said he was reluctant…
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