I’d like to contradict Peter Loewensohn of Cremorne who believes that projects from starting a coffee shop to running an airline all experience teething problems depending on the mettle of the operator.
Really? Do Boeing or Airbus sell their new planes to airline companies without thoroughly testing them first? There might be problems in the design stage but the planes don’t fly with passengers until those are resolved. Just imagine if plane loads of passengers crashed to earth. Would the excuse “teething problems” or “hiccups” be considered fair enough.
Healthscope clearly wasn’t ready to open for business. The Premier at the opening praised them for opening 6 weeks ahead of schedule. Perhaps they should have taken that time to prepare adequately. When you’re dealing in life or death, near enough isn’t good enough.