September 21, 2008
Debt-Ridden Hospitals Take Meat Off Menu
Two hospitals in Australia are serving vegetarian meals because of unpaid meat bills, a provincial legislator says.
Kevin Humphries, a member of the New South Wales parliament, told the Melbourne Sun-Herald that the Greater Western Area Health Service, which operates the Gilgandra and Coonabarabran hospitals, owes money to a number of suppliers.
The hospitals also operate Meals on Wheels services for the elderly and disabled and have also been serving meatless meals there.