Feeds

Doctor converts surgery into brothel

Funding row provokes drastic action

Seven Steps to Software Security

A New Zealand doctor forced to close his surgery over a funding dispute has bounced back into employment - by converting his medical centre into a "high-class bordello", New Zealand Herald reports.

Neil Benson, of the Far North's Coopers Beach, closed his facility last April as a result of a dispute with the local primary health organisation (PHO) over "a GP roster covering after-hours care". He reopened in September, but lack of funding soon did for the renaissance.

Dr Benson lamented: "The medical centre was a wonderful facility that should have always stayed as a medical practice.

"I did everything humanly possible to keep it open, but it wasn't possible because of the lack of support from the PHO, and lack of collegial and community support."

Dr Benson then tried to buy another medical practice, but that fell through. A would-be tenant for his Coopers Beach building noted the place would make a lovely brothel, and the light bulb lit above the good doc's head.

He has now been granted a brothel operator's licence* and says he'll be offering sexual healing next month. He said: "Everything I have ever done is high quality. The standards of my medical practice were high and that will cross over to the brothel environment.

"It will employ beautiful women who are highly paid in their profession and who know what is expected from them in their line of work."

Dr Benson's wife has apparently recognised the good business sense in running a knocking shop, and his four kids have also weighed in with their approval.

Some locals, however, are not giving the thumbs-up to Doc Benson's legalised strumpetry. Janet Brennan of nearby Doubtless Bay slammed the plan as "abominable", adding: "I never thought he would go so low. I think he's doing it to get back at the community for not supporting his clinic."

The Anglican church, too, is none too happy. Local priest Bob Carr said: "I think it is unfortunate that sex should be sold for money because I think sex is very important in human life and the basis of family - by using it in this way you are corrupting it."

Dr Benson replied by acknowleging the brothel was "a contentious issue" but rather marvellously stated that there had been "a lot of support from the men in the community". ®

Bootnotes

*Yes, yes - we want one of those. Not to use, but so we can drop into a pub conversation with: "Yeah, I've got a licence to run a brothel. And a permit to operate nuclear particle accelerators..."

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
How many As? Reg hack's writing cops a shoeing
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.