The ACT Government says it will not appropriate the funds it needs to buy Calvary Public Hospital until the sale is approved by the Vatican, as the Little Company of Mary Health Care needs Rome's endorsement to proceed.
The Government wants to buy the hospital from Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC) for $77 million and LCMHC will only sell the hospital if it can buy the Clare Holland House hospice in exchange for $9 million.
The deferment buys the Government time to win the Greens support for the plan, which has raised concerns about the two sales being linked.
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