Responded to ACCC Coffs Harbour Allegations: Ramsay Health Care (ASX:RHS) has taken its obligations under the Competition and Consumer Law seriously and worked cooperatively with the ACCC during its investigation into a matter in Coffs Harbour. Earlier, its Australian chief executive was accused of threatening doctors after they moved to set up a competing clinic. Thereafter, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission launched federal court action against Ramsay claiming that it had threatened local surgeons at Coffs Harbour, who were considering opening their own clinic. It also claims that the company’s Australian chief executive, Daniel Sims, was personally involved in warning at least one doctor not to be involved in the clinic or risk a backlash. Ramsay operates the only private hospital and private day surgery facilities in the Coffs Harbour region, and local specialists use those operating theatres to perform surgical procedures on private patients.