It's time to douse healthcare's ties with fossil fuel

Last month, the board of a public hospital rejected a $15 million donation from a coal mining venture, saying the project’s potentially negative effects on the local population’s health made it unethical.


Wyong Hospital, on the Central Coast, NSW, like most other public hospitals across Australia, is reliant on business donations to meet shortfalls in state funding.

But undeterred, its board rejected the funds, saying in a