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Shorthand States: A shock revelation from the HSC president

Matt Fallaize and Mark Ogier are joined by P&R president Lyndon Trott after it was revealed by Health president Al Brouard in the States that he had been kept in the dark by staff for months as the projected cost of the hospital transformation project increased by tens of millions.


Read more States coverage from the opening day of the March meeting in Thursday’s Press.

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