Company chases $2.7m cheque

RED Rock company Intheshed Asset Management's attempts to recover $2.7million from NSW Health have hit a bureaucratic brick wall.

When company managing director Phil Clare attended a mediation meeting with Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service (NSCCAHS) and NSW Health officers on Monday, he was presented with a bill for $67,000.

“The mediation has not gone well,” Mr Clare said. “NSW Health has also knocked back an option to renew our contract for another year.”

Mr Clare was not sure why his company had not been paid.

Intheshed carried out work for NSCCAHS, including decommissioning a number of buildings and selling surplus equipment at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, between 2006 and 2008.

After it completed the work, the NSCCAHS wrote his company a glowing reference and recommended him to any other health service.

Mr Clare has also done work for all the other area health services around the state and now has an estimated $1.1million in outstanding invoices.

His company has hit a cash crisis because of the health service's apparent refusal to pay.

This has had an impact on the installation of replacement boilers for the $23million operating theatre and emergency department project at Grafton Base Hospital.



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