Hospital knocks back $15m from coal company

Funding 'not appropriate to accept' at this time, says Central Coast Local Health District CEO Dr Andrew Montague

A NSW hospital has turned down a $15 million donation from a coal mining company because of concerns over its potential health impacts and negative sentiment over the mine within the local community.

Dr Andrew Montague
Dr Andrew Montague.

The donation to Wyong Hospital was pledged by Wyong Coal, which is behind a controversial proposal to build an underground thermal coal mine on the state’s