The brother of a man who left his life’s savings to Shoalhaven Hospital has hit a bureaucratic-brick wall trying to find out if the money was received.
Well known Nowra resident Charlie Weir came to the South Coast Register to be in a story he hoped would encourage other people to follow his late brother’s idea, and donate money to the hospital when they die.
Mr Weir’s brother Les died from Parkinson’s disease in October 2013.
He asked Shoalhaven Hospital management if it could confirm whether it received his brother’s money but was told to write a letter to the Hospital board with his request.
“With all the crooked things going on in government I’d like to know for sure if they got the money and how much money they got,” Mr Weir said.
“Eight months later they still won’t tell me.
“Throughout my life my wife and I have raised money for the hospital and I just wanted to talk to the manager about my brother’s money.
“I was hoping to do a good news story about people leaving donations to the hospital.
“I just wanted to have a conversation, but they want me to write letters.
“I don’t want to write a letter, I want to talk to someone,” he said.
Two weeks ago the Register raised the issue with NSW Health.
A spokeswoman said she would look into it.
A few days later the spokeswoman said one payment of money was receive from the Public Trustee and would look into the matter further.
The Register contacted the Public Trustee who said the money had been transferred last year.
They asked the hospital and Mr Weir write to them about the issue if they wanted further information.
Round and round it goes.