Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pass the Parcel again, Premier and Minister Lucas. What else is new?

These credible suggestions below by Tony Morris QC are almost 4 years old. To read the full report go to the right of the website and click on ( 9 ).
SING ASKS: WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
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Once again the game of PASS THE PARCEL is being played by the Crime and Misconduct Commission ( CMC ) and Queensland Health (Qld Health).

Once again a credible nurse comes forward with irrefutable evidence of wrongdoing at Bundaberg Hospital and instead of investigating the serious allegations, the Crime and Misconduct Commission ( CMC ) and Queensland Health ( Qld Health ) play the game they love best - PASS THE PARCEL.

You must remember this game Premier and Minister Lucas. The game where the parcel is wrapped in many pieces of wrapping paper and it is passed on to someone - anyone else - until the music stops. One layer of paper is removed by that person, and then the music begins again. When all the wrapping paper is removed - the last person is the winner and receives the prize.

But Public Interest Whistleblowers never win the prize, Premier - because the game is deliberately geared against them. Qld Health and the CMC's websites should read:
DISCREDIT - DELAY - DECEIVE - DEMORALISE - DENY. IF THAT FAILS - DESTROY. For good measure now and again throw in the CODE OF CONDUCT ( COVER UP ). But in the meantime keep the Public Interest Whistleblower so distressed that they will simply disappear. To enable this destruction of Public Interest Whistleblowers to come to fruition, first and foremost CMC and Qld Health - become excellent players of PASS THE PARCEL.

KEEP YOUR HEAD HELD UP HIGH, CHRISTINE CAMERON, AND CONTINUE THE GOOD FIGHT FOR THE COMMON GOOD AND IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
Please view articles and Rob Messenger's website link ( 8 )on the right side of SING under Links and Relevant articles.

SING WILL POST ANOTHER CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS WHICH IS BEING PLAYED OUT RIGHT NOW BETWEEN THE CMC, QLD HEALTH AND THE UNLAWFULLY SACKED PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER. THIS MATTER INVOLVES A COMPLAINT OF REPRISAL MADE BY THE SACKED WHISTLEBLOWER, AGAINST THE DIRECTOR - GENERAL OF QLD HEALTH AND TWO OTHERS. THIS COMPLAINT WAS MADE TO THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE ( QPS )ON THE 4 APRIL 2009. QPS PASSED THE PARCEL TO THE CMC. THE CMC PASSED THE PARCEL BACK TO QLD HEALTH. PASS THE PARCEL IS NOW BEING PLAYED IN ERNEST.

A REVIEW BY THE ETHICAL STANDARDS UNIT WAS TO BE COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER 2009. THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER HAS NOW BEEN INFORMED BY THE ETHICAL STANDARDS UNIT ( ESU ) THAT SHE WILL NOW HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 2010 FOR AN OUTCOME. THIS IS A COMMON PLOY BY THE ESU AND QLD HEALTH. DELAY MATTERS LONG ENOUGH TO REWRITE HISTORY, TO THREATEN POTENTIAL WITNESSES AND TO COVER UP THE TRUTH.

BRING ON A ROYAL COMMISSION. THE IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE GATHERED BY MANY IS OVERWHELMING, CREDIBLE AND SIGNIFICANT.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Premier, Minister Lucas and Minister Elliot: More propaganda.

Premier, Minister Lucas and Minister Elliot
More propaganda and empty promises of protection for those speaking out. This page of the recent Department of Health and Ageing's Report for 2008 - 2009 is as farce. Over two and a half years has passed since the first informant reported serious sexual abuse of two female residents to the Registered Nurse and the Nursing Unit Manager responsible for Bramble House, Eventide, Brighton.
SING's viewers of this website may like to review the chronology of events that took place in the evidence below.

This document below is supposed to be a principle of Queensland Health. This document is also a farce. For those Public Interest Whistleblowers who speak out on behalf of the frail, vulnerable and disabled citizens in their care; this document is as useless as Eventide's, Queensland Health's and the Department of Health and Ageing's reporting system .
Just click on document to view.
Premier
In the post below is clear evidence that the sexual assaults of seven female victims in the Bramble House, Eventide were committed by a male resident . His right to privacy and confidentiality - according to the Queensland Health document above - ceased when he became a danger to the female residents in Bramble House, Eventide, Brighton.

SING suggests that all possible avenues were exhausted before the drastic step was taken to deliver the copied progress notes to the home of the Whistleblower.
IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND IN GOOD FAITH, THE FOLLOWING CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS TOOK PLACE:
The Steps:
Staff members reported the assaults to a registered nurse: No action.
Staff members reported to the Nursing Unit Manager: No action.

An informant contacted an advocacy group in May 2007, when there were two victims. This advocacy group has never given permission to be named - indeed requested of the reporter not to be named in the Network Ten footage. SING has no such censorship regarding disclosure of such serious abuse.

The informant was to be interviewed by the media, but was not guaranteed protection - so withdrew.

On the 9 October 2007, a representative of the advocacy group, the Whistleblower and her lawyer reported the sexual abuse of two female residents and other matters to the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC). All complaints were passed back to Queensland Health by the CMC.

The Whistleblower informed the Department of Health and Ageing: The Whistleblower was threatened by DOHA.

And the list goes on. ALL AVENUES WERE EXHAUSTED. The media was contacted. The segments aired in March 2008.

The Whistleblower hand delivered a copy of the progress notes to the Queensland Police Service. This action was taken to save Police the time and trouble of gaining a search warrant to view Eventide files. SING's information is that by the time a search warrant is obtained, files have either disappeared or history has had time to be rewritten.

SING suggests that the human rights of the seven female victims, to live in a safe and protected environment, far outweighed the rights of this man to privacy and confidentiality.

SING suggests that the staff who made the decisions stated in the post below, should be the recipients of termination of their employment - not the Whistleblower.

SING suggests that the repeated requests for the full report of the Corporate Success Group's findings regarding this serious matter should be released to the Whistleblower. She should not have to go to the expense of going through Freedom Of Information. This matter was just one of five that was to be investigated by the Ethical Standards Unit - at the direction of the Crime and Misconduct Commission - who then engaged Corporate Success Group to take carriage of the matter, at taxpayers expense.

SING suggests that the decision to terminate the employment of the Whistleblower is a disgrace and unlawful and will be defended by the Whistleblower and SING Support Group members.

SING suggests that it is absolutely despicable that the rights of the seven female victims appears to have been completely overlooked by some of the decisions made by Eventide management and Queensland Health in this serious case.

SING suggests that the first informant should hold your head up high. You fulfilled your obligation and reported this matter and you were rebuffed. Eventide's reporting system or lack of a reporting system, failed you badly. Others should answer for their failure to act. SING is aware that others reported the same assaults with no action from senior staff.

SING suggests that the ethical and moral decisions made by the Whistleblower in this case comes down to one question:
If one of these female residents was your Mother/
Grandmother/Sister/Friend - wouldn't you want someone speaking out for them if they were being harmed?


PREMIER

THESE FEMALE RESIDENTS WERE BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, HARMED AND ABUSED OVER A PROTRACTED PERIOD AND EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT DID NOTHING. SING HAS A GREAT DEAL OF COLLATED EVIDENCE TO PROVE THE LENGTHS TO WHICH EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT HAVE GONE TO PROTECT ABUSERS AT THIS FACILITY AND THE LENGTHS EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT GO TO "SHOOT THE MESSENGER". CREDIBLE STAFF RECEIVE NO NATURAL JUSTICE AND THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT ARE THREATENED OR HAVE THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH.

EVIDENCE IS ALSO AVAILABLE THAT ONE OF THE FEMALE RESIDENTS WAS TRANSFERRED TO EBBTIDE HOUSE. SHE BECAME A VICTIM FOR THE SECOND TIME, AT THE HANDS OF AN ABUSIVE NIGHT SHIFT STAFF MEMBER. SING UNDERSTANDS THAT THE VICTIMS FAMILY WERE NEVER INFORMED. SING HAS EVIDENCE THAT THIS STAFF MEMBER HAS BEEN REPORTED MANY TIMES - OVER MANY YEARS - TO EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT FOR HER ABUSIVE PRACTICES.

THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHISTLEBLOWER IN THIS CASE WAS VICTIMISED BY THE TERMINATION OF HER EMPLOYMENT.

NOTHING SHORT OF AN INQUIRY INTO EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT/MISMANAGEMENT WILL SUFFICE. THE CORPORATE SUCCESS GROUP'S FULL REPORT SHOULD BE RELEASED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST. AFTER ALL THE TAXPAYERS PAID FOR IT.

TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
THE EMPTY PROMISES MADE BY THE FEDERAL MINISTER FOR AGEING, JUSTINE ELLIOT, IN THIS NETWORK TEN REPORT BELOW - ARE EXACTLY THAT - EMPTY PROMISES. THE STATEMENT THAT "PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO COME FORWARD WITH INFORMATION WITHIN THE SYSTEM" IS A JOKE. THE REPORTING SYSTEM, BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL, IS FLAWED AND A NATIONAL DISGRACE.

THREE NETWORK TEN SEGMENTS REGARDING THIS CASE WERE AIRED IN MARCH 2008. ALMOST 12 MONTHS LATER AND AFTER MANY THOUSANDS OF YOUR TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS WERE PAID OUT TO PRIVATE COMPANIES TO INVESTIGATE - THE WHISTLEBLOWER SPEAKING OUT IN GOOD FAITH HAD HER EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH. OTHER QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HAVE HAD THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED, BEEN STOOD DOWN, SUSPENDED, BULLIED, INTIMIDATED OR RESIGNED UNDER DURESS - WHEN THEY HAD THE AUDACITY TO SPEAK OUT AND TELL THE TRUTH.

THIS GOVERNMENT WILL DISCREDIT, DECEIVE, DENY, DELAY, AND DEMORALISE ANY STAFF MEMBER WHO FULFILLS THEIR OBLIGATION AND REPORTS ASSAULT, ABUSE OR NEGLECT. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS - THEY WILL PROCEED TO DESTROY - WHETHER FINANCIALLY OR EMOTIONALLY, THOSE WHO "BLOW THE WHISTLE".
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

SBS presents "LAW AND DISORDER".

"LAW AND DISORDER" is a three part series delving deep into the murky world of government misconduct, crime, corruption and the ordinary citizens who try to expose it all. Through extraordinary first person narratives, Law and Disorder is a blow by blow account of what happens when man takes on the machine; David challenges Goliath... when whistleblowers take on the authorities. Fast paced, informative yet at times humorous, the series focuses on dogged Australians who dared to challenge 'the system' - a system that they thought was leaving the public vulnerable to threats such as terrorism, environmental horror and indeed the demise of the most basic democratic values.
The above extract from S.B.S (SCREENWORLD).



Just click on documents below to view. To return to SING, right click and click BACK.

For information on this three part documentary just click on S.B.S.SCREENWORLD. LAW AND DISORDER (3 separate links ) on the right of SING's website under Links.
Also see badapplebullies website (on right under Sing's LINKS) and click on NEWS (on left of Teacher's website).


Whistleblowers Australia presents "Blowing the whistle in the Workplace".

Just click on documents to view.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PREMIER, MINISTER LUCAS AND MINISTER ELLIOT: WHY HAS THIS SERIOUS MATTER TAKEN OVER 12 MONTHS AND STILL NO OUTCOME.

Just click on documents to view.


Premier, Minister Lucas and Minister Elliot

Serious abuse of residents by a night shift staff member employed at Ebbtide House, Eventide, Brighton was reported to many different entities, by the sacked whistleblower.

To fulfill the obligation required under the Aged Care Act 1997, the email below was sent to the Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme over 12 months ago on behalf of the informant. Why has this matter taken so long to resolve and still no results?

Over the last 12 months, this abuse was reported to the Department of Health and Ageing, Eventide management, Queensland Health's Ethical Standards Unit, the Queensland Police Service and the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

After twelve long months this matter is now supposed to be be reviewed by the Office of the Aged Care Commissioner.
So what ! Credible whistleblowers are damned if they do (report) and damned if they don't.


A detailed chronology of the last twelve months up will be posted shortly.

Information regarding this serious case was first posted on SING's website on the 1st February 2009. This case was first reported to many entities in September 2008.

Please see:
Prior to 3 June 2009:
Sunday, 1 February (last paragraph),
Sunday, 5 February (third paragraph),
Sunday, 15 February,
Tuesday, 24 February (anonymous whistleblower's own statement and post),
Tuesday, 3 March,
Wednesday, 4 March (last paragraph),
Thursday, 5 March (sacked whistleblower (support person) and witness gave evidence to the Ethical Standards Unit of Queensland Health)- over 6 months later.
Friday, 6 March (third last paragraph),
Thursday, 12 March (second last paragraph),
Thursday, 19 March (last paragraph,
Sunday, 29 March (last paragraph),
Friday, 3 April (last paragraph),
Thursday, 9 April,
Friday, 10 April (sacked whistleblower (support person) and witness gave evidence to the Queensland Police Service. Taped interview evidence has been offered to the Office of the Aged Care Commissioner),
Friday, 22 May,
Monday, 25 May ( 3rd paragraph),
Monday, 1 June (second post).

TO THE PRESENT DATE, NO ACTION HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED.THE ABUSER STILL REMAINS AN EMPLOYEE OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH. THE SACKED WHISTLEBLOWER IS UNEMPLOYED AND THE INTERNAL WITNESS HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER FACILITY.

SING HAS DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT A SENIOR QUEENSLAND HEALTH EMPLOYEE IS ALLEGED TO HAVE TRIED TO INTERFERE WITH THE EMPLOYMENT OF AN INTERNAL WITNESS WHEN THAT WITNESS OBTAINED A CASUAL POSITION AT ONE OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S MAJOR HOSPITALS. THIS INTERNAL WITNESS WAS FORCED TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT ELSEWHERE AFTER RECEIVING NO FURTHER WORK FROM EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON - AFTER SHE REPORTED ABUSE AND ASSAULT.

THIS MATTER AND THE UNLAWFUL TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF A PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWER WAS REPORTED TO THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE. PASS THE PARCEL HAS BEEN PLAYED ONCE AGAIN WITH THE CMC REFERRING THESE SERIOUS MATTERS BACK TO THE SO-CALLED ETHICAL STANDARDS UNIT OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH.

SING SUGGESTS THAT NOTHING SHORT OF A PUBLIC INQUIRY WILL SUFFICE.

Just click on BLOG ARCHIVES and the month required, to view these posts.

Monday, August 31, 2009

HAVE YOUR SAY TO THE PREMIER. DON'T MISS OUT!

MISTREATED EVENTIDE NURSES AND FAMILY MEMBERS

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MISTREATED WHEN YOU REPORTED ABUSE, ASSAULT OR NEGLECT OF RESIDENTS IN YOUR CARE?

HAVE YOUR BEEN THREATENED BY EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT WHEN YOU HAVE SPOKEN OUT?

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SHIFTS REMOVED, CHANGED OR CANCELLED WHEN YOU FULFILLED YOUR OBLIGATION UNDER THE AGE CARE ACT AND REPORTED WRONGDOING?

HAVE YOU BEEN VICTIMISED, OSTRACISED OR TARGETED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH FOR FULFILLING YOUR DUTY OF CARE?

HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED REPRISAL AND HAD YOUR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN STOOD DOWN OR SUSPENDED FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FORCED TO RESIGN DUE TO INTIMIDATION, BULLYING OR HARASSMENT BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH OR EVENTIDE NURSING HOME MANAGEMENT?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED BY YOUR UNION TO REMOVE OR DELETE WRITTEN EVIDENCE IN A STATUTORY DECLARATION OR STATEMENT?

FAMILY MEMBERS: DID YOU EVER TAKE YOUR ALLEGATIONS OF WRONGDOING TO MR. GORDON NUTTALL, MEMBER FOR SANDGATE - ONLY TO BE FOBBED OFF WITH COMMENTS THAT YOUR ALLEGATIONS WERE UNSUPPORTED AND UNSUBSTANTIATED?

SING HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS TOOK SERIOUS MATTERS REGARDING THE TREATMENT OF THEIR LOVED ONES, RESIDING AT EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON, TO THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH, MR GORDON NUTTALL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING - ONLY TO BE FOBBED OFF.

PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTACT THE PREMIER, ANNA BLIGH AND THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS. ANYONE INTERESTED IN ASKING A QUESTION, THE WEBSITE ADDRESS IN ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE UNDER: ANNA BLIGH ANSWERS.
PLEASE LET SING KNOW IF YOU EVER RECEIVE AN ANSWER.


PLEASE READ THE POST BELOW. HOW LONG WILL QUEENSLAND HEALTH CONTINUE TO IGNORE AND COVER UP SERIOUS MATTERS EMANATING FROM EVENTIDE NURSING HOME, BRIGHTON?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PASS THE PARCEL and IN DUE COURSE - once again. IS ANYONE REALLY SURPRISED?

Back to Queensland Health it goes - once again.

Serious matters of aged care abuse, sexual assault and neglect at Eventide Nursing Home, Brighton, were reported.

WHAT FOLLOWED? Reprisals, suspensions, employment terminations and employment interference against Queensland Health whistleblowers by those in power. These serious matters were all reported in good faith. All were brought to the attention of Eventide management, the Queensland Police Service, the Department of Health and Ageing, the Crime and Misconduct Commission, NetWork Ten, and other media outlets.

THE FINAL RESULT? Back to Queensland Health to cover-up. What else is new?


Just click on document to view.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Premier: Why does Eventide, Brighton and Queensland Health treat its Whistleblowers so badly for fulfilling their obligations and reporting assault?


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Premier,
Why does this Whistleblower now receive no more work at Eventide since she reported assault and abuse of residents of Ebbtide House in September 2008?

Why was this Whistleblower's evidence rebuffed by Queensland Health's Ethical Standards Unit and Internal Witness Support Unit in September 2008?

Why are Whistleblowers treated so badly by this government and the staff who abuse, treated so well? The staff members who have abused still remain in their positions and the Whistleblowers either have their employment terminated or have their hours canceled.

Why did the frail, male resident mentioned in the document above have to endure this assault at the hands of a well known abusive nurse?

Why did the female resident (a previous victim of the Bramble House sexual abuser) have to endure further abuse at the hands of this same nurse, when the victim was transferred to Ebbtide House? This abusive nurse was reported many times over many years to Eventide management and remains working in another unit with other vulnerable residents.

Why is it Premier, that Eventide management were informed of the criminal assault of the male resident mentioned in this file note above on the 24 October 2008, not only by the Whistleblower, but by her Industrial Advocate - that this was clearly a case of criminal assault. This matter was never reported by Eventide management to the Queensland Police Service. Why is this Premier?





Why were the events of the death of Mr George Hadgkiss in November 2005, covered up? After enduring so much, after his assault by a male registered nurse, why was nothing ever done about the disturbing way in which George Hadgkiss died?

Why did the Registered Nurse and the Nursing Unit Manager disregard the report by a very distressed Assistant in Nursing about the disturbing events that took place overnight?



PREMIER,
WHY IS THIS GOVERNMENT CONTINUING TO TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO REPORT ASSAULT, ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF OUR VULNERABLE OLDER AND DISABLED CITIZENS? WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATION UNDER THE AGED CARE ACT ARE STILL BEING SACKED FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH, BUT THE ABUSERS REMAIN EMPLOYED. WHY IS THIS PREMIER?

SING SUGGESTS, ONCE AGAIN, THAT NOTHING SHORT OF A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO EVENTIDE'S MANAGEMENT/MISMANAGEMENT OF THESE SERIOUS CASES, WILL SUFFICE.

SING FURTHER SUGGESTS, PREMIER, THAT THIS GOVERNMENT WILL INDEED ANSWER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE DEBACLE THAT IS EVENTIDE AGED CARE FACILITY AND QUEENSLAND HEALTH'S MANAGEMENT/MISMANAGEMENT OF THESE SERIOUS CASES.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Premier! Queensland Health's incompetent sycophants are still in denial.

PREMIER!
ARE YOU GOING TO REOPEN THE CASES FOR WHICH GORDON NUTTALL WAS RESPONSIBLE? THE CASE MENTIONED IN THE POST BELOW (Saturday 25 July 2009) IS JUST ONE THAT SHOULD BE REOPENED. AND PREMIER, THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW HOW MUCH TAXPAYERS' MONEY HAS BEEN PAID OUT TO PRIVATE COMPANIES TO INVESTIGATE QUEENSLAND HEALTH STAFF WHO DARED TO BLOW THE WHISTLE. PRIVATE COMPANIES SUCH AS CORPORATE SUCCESS GROUP AND LKA GROUP WITH TERMS OF REFERENCE DELIBERATELY SO NARROW THAT THE THE WORD "INVESTIGATION" BECOMES A FARCE.

Queensland Health's sycophants have not changed since these articles in the Northside Chronicle and the Sunday Mail, over four years ago. We all now know that the previous State Health Minister and previous Member for Sandgate, Gordon Nuttall has been found guilty of corruption. We all know what happened to the previous Chief Health Officer and the previous Director-General in 2005. Incompetency, cronyism and corruption for years, and who do your incompetent sycophants sack, intimidate, bully or suspend? Queensland Health staff who dare to speak out and defend and protect the human rights of the older and disabled citizens in their care.


Just click on any article to view.


Please see links on right hand side of the website:

Allegations regarding the Honourable Gordon Nuttall.

Corruption fighter sees sordid history being repeated. The Australian

Queensland leaders in damage control over criticism: The World TODAY.

Tony Fitzgerald: What went wrong with Queensland? The Courier Mail.

Fitzgerald watchdog defanged by Beattie. The Australian.

Tony Fitzgerald's full speech.

Also read Peter Pyke's interviews with Australian News and his call for a Royal Commission into this state government's corruption.

Other damning documents and emails to be posted shortly.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Premier: This propaganda should actually read DON'T REPORT IT, IGNORE IT


TO THE PREMIER
This brochure should be re-written to read - DON'T REPORT IT, IGNORE IT. The general public have a right to know - especially if they have a family member residing in a state government nursing home - that staff "reporting it" will have their employment terminated by Queensland Health. If they "report it" and they are casual staff they will receive no more work. Whistleblowers also face the risk of having other employment - they may eventually acquire - interfered with by vindictive, disgruntled management. SING has documented evidence of this type of vindictive action in our possession.



And the second part of this Queensland Health document, Premier; is it just propaganda too?

TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
Queensland Health have terminated the employment of Karen Smith, SING SUPPORT GROUP member, for releasing copies of documents (delivered to her home) to Network Ten in March 2008. These documents were released to Network Ten in the public interest. These documents were also hand-delivered, by the Whistleblower, to the Queensland Police Service. This case involved the sexual assaults of at least seven frail, older females by a male resident residing in Bramble House, Eventide Nursing Home, Brighton. The assaults took place over a number of months and were first brought to the attention of an advocacy group in July 2007, when the victims numbered two. An informant was to make a media statement at that time, but reneged. After exhausting all avenues, both federal and state, these copied documents were released to Network Ten.

It appears that Queensland Health believe that this male resident's right to privacy and confidentiality far outweighed the human rights of his female victims to live in a safe environment, free from sexual/physical and psychological assault/abuse. Premier, if one of these females victims was your Mother wouldn't you want to know?


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TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Your family members residing in a nursing home where staff can have their employment terminated for speaking out when they witness sexual, physical and psychological abuse/assault- are not safe. While the threat of employment termination hangs over the head of staff witnessing wrongdoing - your family members are not safe.

Your family members are not safe because staff who are afraid their employment is at risk if they report will - SEE NOTHING, SAY NOTHING AND HEAR NOTHING.

TO THE PREMIER, MINISTER LUCAS AND MINISTER ELLIOT

SHAME ON ALL OF YOU THAT THE ONLY WAY STAFF ARE ABLE TO STOP ASSAULT, ABUSE AND NEGLECT IS TO CONTACT THE MEDIA OR REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE.

SHAME ON ALL OF YOU FOR MISLEADING QUEENSLAND HEALTH STAFF TO BELIEVE THAT THE REPORTING OF SUCH ABUSE/ASSAULT WILL BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. IT IS NOT.

SHAME ON ALL OF YOU THAT YOU ALLOW THE ABUSERS TO FLOURISH AND REMAIN EMPLOYED WHILST THE INFORMANTS OR WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE VILIFIED AND VICTIMISED.

SHAME ON ALL OF YOU THAT THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE SEVEN FEMALE VICTIMS - TO LIVE IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT - WAS NOT PROVIDED BY QUEENSLAND HEALTH.

DOES ANYONE AT BRAMBLE HOUSE, EVENTIDE, BRIGHTON HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SERIOUS MATTER?

Please see posts: 26, 27 February 2009 and 29 March 2009.


Other documents and evidence regarding other cases covered up by Queensland Health will be posted shortly. Another Network Ten video will be posted soon.
TO VIEW ALL OF SING'S POSTS, SIMPLY RETURN TO THE TOP OF THIS POST AND CLICK ON THE WORD "SING" IN THE RECTANGULAR BOX.

Friday, July 3, 2009

WHAT'S NEW? QUEENSLAND HEALTH BREACHES THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE AGED CARE ACT 1997.

Once again Eventide Nursing Home, Brighton has been found to have breached the Aged Care Act by not reporting physical assault:
An investigation of the issues has found that Queensland Health breached their responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997. The details of the breach are:

the service failed to put in place, within 24 hours of the start of the incident/suspicion of the physical assault, arrangements for management of the resident's behaviour. Consequently, the service could not use discretion not to report and therefore should have reported these incidents to the Department and Police in accordance with Section 63-AA(2)of the Aged Care Act 1997.

ONCE AGAIN, SING SUGGESTS THAT A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO EVENTIDE, BRIGHTON IS IMPERATIVE.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

SHAME, PREMIER AND MINISTER LUCAS , SHAME: QUEENSLAND HEALTH F0UND TO HAVE BREACHED ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE AGED CARE ACT AGAIN.

SING had been informed that Queensland Health has been found by the Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) to have breached its obligations to James Jenner and Mrs Jenner as Enduring Power of Attorney:

(1) The service (Queensland Health) breached its obligations in relation to communication practices and
(2) Had not conducted twice daily dressings of the tracheostomy stoma.

SING also has evidence of severe excoriation of James Jenner's genital region. Other clinical care issues regarding James Jenner will be posted soon.

There was conflicting evidence given by certain Queensland Health staff of Cooinda House, Redcliffe and Redcliffe Hospital, regarding the behaviour of Mrs Jenner's advocates. SING has copies of statements from witnesses supporting the exemplary behaviour of these advocates.

There is also conflicting evidence regarding the 28 August 2007, when advocates and witnesses presented with Mrs Jenner to both facilities - Cooinda House, Redcliffe and Redcliffe Hospital. It appears that Queensland Health senior management were more concerned that a protected Whistleblower wore her Eventide badge to these facilities, than in the clinical care issues surrounding the care of James Jenner.

Mrs Jenner was informed by a senior Cooinda House manager on the 28 August 2007, that if she wished to view or copy the files of her son, she would have to go through Freedom Of Information to do so. She stated that it was "state health department policy". This was before Mrs Jenner lost Guardianship of her son on the 31 August 2007 - only 8 days before James's death. One of the "Interested Parties" to this guardianship hearing was the same Cooinda House manager.

But Premier, who was questioned and cautioned regarding the death of James Jenner? His Mother, Premier.

And Premier, who had to endure three hours of a Queensland Police Service interview? His Mother, Premier.

And who had her Guardianship removed from her, just days before James's death? His Mother, Premier.

And who was under surveillance? His Mother, Premier.

SING SUGGESTS THAT NO ONE IS SAFE WHO REPORTS ABUSE, ASSAULT OR NEGLECT. FAMILY MEMBERS WHO QUESTION THE CARE OF THEIR LOVED ONES ARE BULLIED AND VICTIMISED. SOME, LIKE THIS MOTHER END UP BEING INTERVIEWED BY THE P0LICE OR PUT UNDER SURVEILLANCE. IN FACT, IT WAS JAMES JENNER'S MOTHER WHO INFORMED THE POLICE THAT JAMES HAD DIED IN REDCLIFFE HOSPITAL - THREE DAYS AFTER HIS DEATH. EVIDENCE AVAILABLE.

WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO REPORT ASSAULT, ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE CITIZENS IN THEIR CARE, HAVE THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED, THEIR HOURS REDUCED OR REMOVED OR ARE QUOTED THE "CODE OF CONDUCT" OR AS SOME REFER TO IT AS "CODE OF COVER UP", TO STIFLE THEM FROM EVER SPEAKING OUT AGAIN. SING KNOWS OF THREE WHISTLEBLOWERS WHO HAVE EITHER HAD THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED OR THEIR CASUAL HOURS REMOVED, WHEN THEY BROUGHT SERIOUS MATTERS TO THE ATTENTION OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH.




JAMES ROBERT JENNER: BORN 12 JANUARY 1975 - DIED 8 SEPTEMBER 2007 IN REDCLIFFE HOSPITAL.


PLEASE SEE POST 17 MARCH 2009

SING is informed that an external review of the DOHA's findings can be requested within 14 days. This external review would be heard by the Aged Care Commissioner's office; but why would any family member bother? Anyone viewing the Four Corners segment on aged care atrocities on 1 June 2009, now realise that this external office of review has no teeth. James Jenner died on the 8 September 2007. Various entities were contacted before and after his death - including DOHA. This recent revised outcome from DOHA to Mrs Jenner is dated just 4 days after the Four Corners segment. SING suggests for an outcome to take so long is an insult to the memory of James Jenner and his Mother.

SING further suggests that the promise made by Minister Justine Elliot on the 26 March 2008 to Network Ten's senior journalist that: "People should not be afraid to come forward with information" carries as much weight and credibility as her interview did with Four Corners.

SING has more damning evidence to post shortly. This will include evidence of DOHA's woeful revised letter to Mrs Jenner admitting that Cooinda House, Redcliffe senior management: "that the service did not consistently ensure it communicated with you effectively". SING suggests that this comment is a gross understatement of the way in which Mrs Jenner was treated, when she dared to complain about her son's care.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

PREMIER, MISINTER LUCAS AND MINISTER JUSTINE ELLIOT: IS THIS THE "END OF THE LINE"? SING HAS MORE CASES OF ASSAULT AND ABUSE TO POST.

Premier,
It appears that many different entities with evidence of abuse, assault and neglect of our vulnerable elderly, frail and disabled citizens are definitely being heard. After the ABC Four Corners segment (please view link on the right side of the website)on Monday night 1st June 2009, it appears that many will now speak out. One of the cases mentioned on this programme has been in SING's possession for quite some time. Reporting of these serious cases will be done through the media and websites such as SING, as it is perhaps the only avenue left for credible staff to safely report such cases.

The floodgates are open and the evidence is flowing in rapidly. Please view the posts below. There are more cases to be posted by SING and the media coverage and interest has been piqued for some time.

Eventide management, Queensland Health and the federal Department of Health and Ageing cannot continue to shoot its credible Whistleblowers and family members who dare to speak out and report assault and abuse.


Watch this space.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another breach of care at Eventide, Brighton


Premier,
This case concerned a 97 year old mental health patient residing in Flinders House, Eventide. Please see post Monday 2 February 2009.

SING SUPPORT GROUP MEMBER AND WHISTLEBLOWER WINS WORKCOVER QUEENSLAND CLAIM.

SING members have successfully proven to WorkCover Queensland that Eventide Management acted unreasonably when serious allegations of assault and abuse of residents were brought to their attention. This evidence has resulted in a successful claim. These and other matters and the way they have been mismanaged are now in the hands of the Queensland Police Service. Evidence to WorkCover Queensland regarding these cases was irrefutable.
SING was informed by the whistleblower in this case - that due to her support person's outstanding telephone interview with a WorkCover investigator - her claim was successful.
SING SUPPORT GROUP BELIEVES THAT A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO EVENTIDE, BRIGHTON IS REQUIRED URGENTLY.

PLEASE SEE POST 15 MARCH 2009.

Monday, May 25, 2009

SHAME, PREMIER and MINISTER PAUL LUCAS - SHAME

SHAME: That Queensland Health employs bullies to manage/mismanage Eventide, Brighton and Cooinda House, Redcliffe and places them in positions of power.

SHAME: That the dismissed Whistleblower has just received a bill for the grand total of $31.12 overpayment by Queensland Health's Salary Adjustment Unit. This repayment is to be paid by the Whistleblower before the 29 May 2009. This ridiculous payment to be paid after Queensland Health spent $27,000 in taxpayers' money to a private company hired to investigate (and SING uses this word tongue-in-cheek) serious matters regarding Eventide Nursing Home, Brighton.

SHAME: That a protected Whistleblower speaking out in the public interest and for the common good, had Eventide management try to black - list her. SING has proof that a very senior Eventide management staff member tried to interfere with the employment of one of our members now employed at Redcliffe Hospital. It wasn't enough that our member has suffered for exposing serious abuse and assault at Eventide, Brighton - but this suffering was compounded when our member was informed by Queensland Health that Eventide management tried to jeopardise her position at Redcliffe Hospital. This matter is now in the hands of the Queensland Police Service.
Emails from Queensland Health substantiating this alleged interference and recorded evidence regarding this serious matter will be posted shortly.

SHAME: That Eventide management encouraged subordinate staff to discredit and defame another protected Whistleblower with claims of racism, poor work practice and other trumped-up allegations. These allegations by a registered nurse and other colleagues were eventually withdrawn, but no apology was ever given. SING is informed that the Nursing Unit Manager responsible for encouraging this deliberate discrediting of the Whistleblower, has been deployed to another house at Eventide. The Whistleblower was so distraught at these blatant lies, that she took ten weeks off on long service leave. Please refer to "Discrediting Whistleblowers is easy ...." 30 January 2009.
Email and recorded evidence of this serious matter will be posted shortly.

SHAME; That the protected Whistleblower's Deed of Settlement and Release, signed by Queensland Health in October 2006 has never been honored. The protected Whistleblower agreed that she would forgo exoneration and an apology if certain clauses were included in this Deed. Please see Sunday 22 February 2009.

SHAME: That Queensland Health employed private groups to investigate serious assault and other matters reported to the Crime and Misconduct Commission on the 9 October 2007, and still the report has not been released to the taxpayer.
SING HAS REPEATEDLY ASKED FOR COPIES OF THESE REPORTS AND OTHERS, BUT TO DATE HAVE RECEIVED NOTHING.

SHAME: That the report into allegations against the protected Whistleblower was completed in early September 2008, but our SING SUPPORT MEMBER'S termination of employment did not take place until late February 2009, some 6 months later. THIS REPORT WAS POSTED TO THE WHISTLEBLOWER WITH COPIES OF PROGRESS NOTES INCLUDED. Only Eventide management were interviewed by this private company.
SING HAS HANDED OVER A COPY OF THIS REPORT AT THE REQUEST OF THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE. THIS REPORT HAS ALSO BEEN REQUESTED BY AN OPPOSITION MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT.

SHAME: That those speaking out about serious abuse and assault have REPRISAL committed against them and suffer accordingly. Hair loss, depression, anxiety, loss of career opportunity, loss of reputation, sleeplessness, broken teeth (due to grinding of teeth whilst asleep), weight gain or weight loss and many other harms to the Whistleblower or informant. SHAME, PREMIER AND MINISTER LUCAS - SHAME.


SHAME: That one of our SING members had to walk away from Eventide, after 11 years of service without even a reference, after being bullied by Eventide management.

SHAME: That the Employment Separation Certificate of the protected Whistleblower now reads MISCONDUCT and DISMISSAL - effectively destroying any opportunity for the Whistleblower to obtain any employment of any kind. Other serious acts of REPRISAL committed against another SING Whistleblower, by Eventide management, are soon to be posted. But the abusers remain employed at Eventide, Brighton.
THIS EMPLOYMENT SEPARATION CERTIFICATE WAS ALSO REQUESTED AND DULY GIVEN TO THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE.

SHAME: That those speaking out have to seek help from outside professional entities to obtain justice. THESE MATTERS ARE NOW IN THE HANDS OF LAWYERS.

SHAME: That the general public remain unaware of the amount of taxpayers' money Queensland Health spends to destroy Whistleblowers or Family members who dare to speak out about substandard care.

SHAME: That the witch-hunt continues against two of our SING members who clearly have had REPRISAL committed against them.

SHAME: That Queensland Health has become so arrogant that they believe that their endless pot of taxpayers' money insulates them against litigation, investigation or complaints, by the underdog.
NOT TRUE, PREMIER - NOT TRUE.

SING SUGGESTS THAT THESE TIME DELAYS ARE DELIBERATE AND DESIGNED TO WEAR DOWN ANYONE WHO REPORTS ABUSE, ASSAULT OR NEGLECT; WHETHER THEY BE INFORMANTS OR PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWERS. BUT SOMETIMES, PREMIER, THESE PEOPLE SURVIVE AND DO NOT SUCCUMB TO OPPRESSIVE TACTICS USED BY YOUR SYCOPHANTIC BUREAUCRATS.
MORE DAMNING EVIDENCE OF BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, AND CORRUPTION TO BE POSTED. 18 HOURS OF RECORDED INTERVIEW WITH A PRIVATE GROUP AND OTHER RECORDED EVIDENCE SOON TO BE POSTED. THIS EVIDENCE CLEARLY SHOWS THAT CERTAIN EVENTIDE NURSING UNIT MANAGERS DEFAMED AND ENCOURAGED INCITEMENT AGAINST SING MEMBERS AND PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWERS.



Sunday, May 17, 2009

Premier and Minister Lucas: Please tell SING SUPPORT GROUP members and the general public, it isn't true.

Premier and Minister Lucas,
YOU MUST BE JOKING!

A Queensland Health minion speaking at a conference focusing on Ethical Leadership and Governance in the Public Sector (See link on right). Speaking on the subject of Whistleblowing and the protection of internal witnesses. We all know what happens to Whistleblowers, informants or others speaking out in the public interest - whether protected or not. Just read the posts below if you have forgotten. Please see post Sunday 15 February 2009.

Monday, May 4, 2009

ONCE AGAIN PREMIER AND MINISTER LUCAS - SHAME! WHAT A CLEAR MESSAGE TO ALL QUEENSLAND HEALTH STAFF WHO BLOW THE WHISTLE. YOU WILL BE PUNISHED!

PREMIER AND MINISTER LUCAS,
WHAT HAS CHANGED?
FROM THIS:



AND THIS:


AND THIS: -
AND THIS:

TO THIS: FOUR YEARS LATER. Contrary to this editorial below this is not the new Health Minister's first wake - up call. SING SUPPORT GROUP members have emailed the Minister, the Premier and the Department of Health and Ageing repeatedly - with little or no response.


SING SUPPORT GROUP once again asks for a public inquiry. SING SUPPORT GROUP implores anyone with evidence regarding the residents mentioned below, to please contact SING and help give closure to their families.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SING SUPPORT GROUP members make official complaints of REPRISAL to the Queensland Police Service.

SING SUPPORT GROUP members have made official complaints to the Queensland Police Service against Queensland Health Senior public officers and Eventide, Brighton management. REPRISAL against protected Whistleblowers, if proven, is an indictable offence.

More information and evidence to be posted shortly.

PREMIER AND MINISTER LUCAS: SURELY THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH?

Premier and Minister Lucas,

Some questions and recommendations regarding the document below:

QUESTION: Why is the document below not an original document?

RECOMMENDATION: A copy such as this is NOT the original document. The original document is yellow and is typed. SING's advice is that an employee is entitled to the original document. SING's recommendation is that Queensland Health should always supply the original document.

QUESTION: Why did it take so long for this document (albeit a very hurried hand written copy) to surface? This document had to be requested by Centrelink on the 25 March 2009. Our SING SUPPORT GROUP member was dismissed on the 25 February 2009, whilst on recreation leave.

RECOMMENDATION: If Queensland Health want to dismiss Whistleblowers speaking out for "Official Misconduct", documentation should at the very least be an original.

QUESTION: Shouldn't this document at least have be signed by Queensland Health's most senior public servant - the Director-General? SING notes that there is no box to cross that has a heading "OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT". Perhaps it should have been crossed in the "Other" box.

RECOMMENDATION: If Queensland Health's aim is to make sure that credible Whistleblowers or others speaking out and reporting sexual assault, abuse and neglect in our nursing homes, never receive employment in any capacity again, perhaps this aim would be better accomplished if the Director-General signs these types of documents. SING suggests that destroying the reputation of an ex-employee, destroying the career path of an ex-employee, destroying an ex-employees ability to obtain work inside or outside of Queensland Health, would be much better accomplished if the documents look professional.

QUESTION: Shouldn't this document have the box left empty which asks: Has a claim been made, or is a claim likely to be made, for workers compensation?

RECOMMENDATION: This box should always be left empty as SING's legal advice is that dismissed employees have 6 months to make a claim for compensation and up to three years to make a common law claim. Other legal and Queensland Police Service advice is that REPRISAL is a criminal and indictable offence under the Whistleblowers Protection Act.



SING SUPPORT GROUP advises that Senior management at Eventide, Brighton and three senior Queensland Health public servants have committed REPRISAL against two of its SING members. Statements by these two SING SUPPORT GROUP members have been given to the Queensland Police Service.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

SHAME, PREMIER AND MINISTER LUCAS - SHAME. IS THIS JUSTICE? IS THIS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, WITH A HUGE PRICE TAG?

Premier and Minister Paul Lucas,

DOES YOUR GOVERNMENT CALL THIS JUSTICE?

Isn't it enough that a protected Whistleblower:

Has had her employment terminated on trumped up allegations.

Has proof that another report was untrue and incorrect. Queensland Health engaged a private company to investigate the Whistleblower and it was paid for by the taxpayer, once again.

That the only staff interviewed for this substandard report were three Eventide management cohorts; two of whom the Whistleblower has never met and the other who defamed her. Please see Thursday 16 April 2009.

That her Employment Separation Certificate stating MISCONDUCT and DISMISSAL ensures that she will not obtain employment anywhere, in any position.

That this important document, below, requested through Freedom Of Information, may cost the Whistleblower many hundreds of dollars to obtain.

This document is the report that investigated 5 serious matters brought to the attention of the Crime and Misconduct Commission on the 9 October 2007. One matter was the sexual assaults of two frail aged female residents in Bramble House, Eventide. This number later numbered seven. SING suggests that this number is conservative. Please see Friday 27 February 2009 - Premier: This document is a Queensland Health principle.

IS THIS DOCUMENT BELOW THE PRICE THAT SOME ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THROUGH SO-CALLED "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION" TO SEEK JUSTICE?

SING SUGGESTS THAT THE SOONER A PUBLIC INQUIRY TAKES PLACE, THE BETTER.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Premier and Minister Lucas: How many management bullies do Queensland Health have working in aged care?


Premier and Minister Lucas,
Eventide, Brighton and Cooinda House, Redcliffe appear to have more than their fair share of bullies. These bullies systematically go about the business of intimidation, incitement, defamation, bullying, discrediting, demoralising and deceit; without a care in the world. But of course they don't have to care. They believe they have absolute protection. Indeed, some of them are even promoted to higher positions. But perhaps that arrogance is about to come to an end.

SING SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED FREE LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING THE CRIMINAL OFFENCE OF "REPRISAL" COMMITTED AGAINST TWO OF OUR PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWERS. IT APPEARS THAT THIS REPRISAL HAS BECOME OF GREAT INTEREST TO ENTITIES OUTSIDE OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH. PERHAPS THIS TIME, QUEENSLAND HEALTH BULLIES PICKED ON THE WRONG PEOPLE.
More damning documents to come. Watch this space.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Premier and Minister Lucas: Why does Queensland Health commit reprisal against Whistleblowers, but protects abusers of our elderly and disabled?

Premier and Minister Lucas,
Queensland Health unlawfully terminated the employment of this SING member for disclosing information regarding the sexual abuse of seven female residents of Bramble House, Eventide, to the media in March 2008.

BUT MANAGEMENT WHO MISMANAGED THIS CASE, STILL REMAIN EMPLOYED AT EVENTIDE. WHY IS THIS PREMIER?

This SING member below, has received no shifts from Eventide, Brighton Workforce since she reported sexual and physical assault at Ebbtide House, Eventide in September 2008.

BUT THIS ABUSIVE EMPLOYEE REMAINS EMPLOYED AT EVENTIDE, BRIGHTON. WHY IS THIS PREMIER?

THIS EMPLOYEE, IN THE ARTICLE ABOVE, ALSO REMAINS EMPLOYED AT EVENTIDE, BRIGHTON. WHY IS THIS THE CASE PREMIER?

ONE OF OUR SING (SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN)SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS WAS RECENTLY ASKED BY A REPORTER: WHY ARE WHISTLEBLOWERS TREATED SO BADLY? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE PREMIER - BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH EASIER TO "SHOOT THE MESSENGER" THAN ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE REPORTING SYSTEM IS CORRUPT AND A FAILURE.
SING WILL PRODUCE FURTHER DOCUMENTS SHORTLY WHICH PROVES THIS STATEMENT.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Premier and Minister Lucas: Why do you treat Whistleblowers so badly? Isn't that a criminal offence under the Whistleblowers' Protection Act?

Premier and Minister Lucas,
According to the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994, REPRISAL IS AN INDICTABLE OFFENCE.

Shouldn't private investigation companies - engaged by Queensland Health - be required to deliver true and accurate reports, when they are employed to discredit protected Whistleblowers? After all, the general public deserve to know that after Queensland Health spends thousands of their taxpayers' dollars on such a dubious private investigation - they should at the very least receive an accurate report for their money.

Shouldn't the general public have a right to know how much of their taxpayers' dollars was spent to terminate the employment of a protected Whistleblower?

SING has evidence that a recent private report - paid by the taxpayer - is so inaccurate that a truck could be driven through it. One other dubious exercise regarding discrediting the same Whistleblower cost the taxpayer $27,000.

Why were the only witnesses interviewed by this private investigation company, 3 Eventide management?

Committing REPRISAL against protected Whistleblowers is a criminal offence. Why was this SING SUPPORT GROUP member in the document below, treated so badly?

She fulfilled her obligation under the Aged Care Act and reported this serious case to many entities. After being rebuffed by those entities, these serious matters were then brought to the attention of the general public in March 2008. Why did it take almost another year for your sycophants to terminate her employment?

Why did a Senior Queensland Health, District Manager, make a complaint to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) of unsubstantiated and unsupported allegations against the protected Whistleblower, shortly after Network Ten News aired the sexual abuse case that took place at Bramble House, Eventide, Brighton?

Why does the protected Whistleblower have to pay through Freedom Of Information to obtain a copy of a document - paid for by the taxpayer - regarding this same case and four others, at her expense? This serious case was reported to the Crime and Misconduct Commission on the 9 October 2007, by the same Whistleblower.

Premier,
Don't your highly paid public servants know that they can face criminal offence charges if they breach the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994?

SING SUGGESTS THAT AN INQUIRY INTO THESE MATTERS IS IMPERATIVE.

MORE EVIDENCE TO BE POSTED REGARDING THE DELIBERATE ACTION BY THE ETHICAL STANDARDS UNIT AND THE INTERNAL WITNESS SUPPORT UNIT TO REBUFF FURTHER EVIDENCE REPORTED BY THE SAME TERMINATED PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWER. THIS EVIDENCE IS REGARDING OTHER ASSAULTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN EBBTIDE HOUSE, EVENTIDE, LAST YEAR.



Monday, March 30, 2009

Does anyone at Eventide, Brighton know anything about the night George Hadgkiss died in November 2005?

SING has been given information that George Hadgkiss died in a very disturbing manner. Just as the sexual abuse case in Bramble House, Eventide, Brighton has been confirmed - could some one please come forward if you have any information regarding George or any other resident who has been abused/assaulted? George Hadgkiss deserves justice.


Two of George's family members and the Whistleblower were interviewed by a reporter at the Whistleblower's home on the 5th April 2005.

SING HAS RECENTLY RECEIVED INFORMATION REGARDING THE NIGHT GEORGE DIED. THANK YOU TO THOSE BRAVE PEOPLE SPEAKING OUT. YOUR ANONYMITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY IS GUARANTEED.


To find out more please click on 'Elderly man's jaw broken' posted on the 26 January 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Premier: First there were two and then there were seven. When will this serious matter be addressed?





Premier,
It appears that Eventide's Nursing Unit Manager at the time, Eventide management and Queensland Health's sycophants showed more NATURAL JUSTICE to this registered nurse and the abusive assistant in nursing mentioned in the documents above, than they have ever shown to the Whistleblower.

This registered nurse openly admitted to the Queensland Police Service (when they finally interviewed her and her abusive colleague, some ten months after the Whistleblower's disclosure to the Crime and Misconduct Commission) her involvement in the murder of a person in New South Wales. At Eventide, she openly informed staff with whom she worked, of her involvement with drug gangs and with criminals in New South Wales. She openly discussed her involvement with drug smuggling. She openly admitted to hastening the death of an Eventide resident to the Whistleblower. She openly admitted assaulting a male mental health resident and threatening to kill him.

It was, however, the Whistleblower, Queensland Health removed from the mental health unit. The two staff mentioned above, remained in the unit for a further two months after Eventide management were informed of three assaults and the admission of hastening of death of a resident. Please view the link on the right by Matt Peacock of 7.30 Report.

This is the same Whistleblower who has had her employment terminated on the 25 February 2009 - 11 months later - for releasing information to Network Ten News in March 2008 regarding the sexual assaults of seven female residents by a male resident in Bramble House, Eventide. HER FAMILY NOW HAVE NO INCOME FOR 13 WEEKS.

This registered nurse went about her employment for many years with the full approval of Eventide management. She openly went about revealing these criminal matters to staff - without censure. She was left in charge of Flinder's House Mental Health Unit and other units - on night shifts at Eventide - for many years.
For further information of this serious matter, please read SING's post dated the 2nd March 2009.


WHISTLEBLOWERS RECEIVE NO "NATURAL JUSTICE". THE ABUSERS RECEIVE "NATURAL JUSTICE" IN SPADES. MANY STILL REMAIN EMPLOYED. "SHOOT THE MESSENGER" IS ALIVE AND WELL IN QUEENSLAND HEALTH.

Whistleblowers mentioned in the post below have received no such NATURAL JUSTICE neither from Eventide management nor Queensland Health. The protection is granted under the Whistleblowers' Protection Act and is not granted arbitrarily by the Crime and Misconduct Commission.


Premier,
Queensland Health's sycophants TERMINATING THE EMPLOYMENT of the Whistleblower in this serious case mentioned below, does not mean this case will be covered up.

Terminating the employment of the protected Whistleblower does not mean that the deliberate REPRISAL committed against her by your sycophants, will be covered up.

Premier,
Eventide management have some serious explaining to do, for this and many other cases.

Premier,
Where is the Corporate Success Group's report? This report was to give answers to five serious questions - one of which was the sexual abuse of two female residents of Bramble House, Eventide. Why are complainants wanting to view this report, being forced to pay through Freedom of Information to obtain it? The Queensland taxpayers have paid for it - they have a right to know where their taxpayers dollars go. Why was the first investigator inexplicably dismissed shorty after interviewing Mrs Jenner? Where are the results of the 18 hours of interview given by the protected Whistleblower, at her own expense?


SING ONCE AGAIN CALLS FOR AN INQUIRY INTO EVENTIDE AGED CARE FACILITY, BRIGHTON - AS A MATTER OF URGENCY - BEFORE MORE REPORTED ABUSE IS AGAIN COVERED UP AND MORE CREDIBLE STAFF HAVE THEIR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED FOR SPEAKING OUT.

More SING evidence of other recent assaults/abuse will be posted shortly. Documents proving that the Internal Witness Support Unit refused to interview a Whistleblower and an informant in September 2008 regarding more serious allegations of assault at Eventide, Brighton to come.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Premier and Health Minister Lucas: Why is the Ethical Standards Unit playing another game of "pass the parcel" with another protected Whistleblower?

Premier and Health Minister Lucas,

Why have your Ethical Standards Unit sycophants decided to "pass the parcel" and send another protected Whistleblower back to LkA Group to be interviewed - at taxpayers expense - after there is clear evidence that these investigations and their findings are not true and correct? These private companies are restricted by Queensland Health to very narrow terms of reference. The Whistleblower is then in turn restricted at any interview to very narrow terms of reference. The Whistleblower is limited to their choice of support person. The private company often only interview management. Often witnesses suggested by the Whistleblower are never interviewed and the list goes on.

These matters are often delayed for many months and eventually the Whistleblower may or may not be informed of the outcome. If the Whistleblower wants to find out the outcome after many months of fruitless waiting, they usually then have to spend money to obtain the outcome through Freedom of Information.

In the meantime, the abusers remain employed at Eventide, Brighton and credible staff begin to realise that reporting witnessed assault to management, will eventually lead to termination of their employment, reprisal, intimidation, bullying, victimisation or no further work, if they are casuals. SING suggests that driving the reporting of abuse/assault underground, is of course the intention of management.

In this particular ??? report below, the Director of Nursing, Eventide, Brighton states:
Ms ....... did not know Ms Smith very well as Ms .......'s role meant that she did not have much contact with AIN's ( Assistants in Nursing). An interesting comment and very disturbing.

SING HAS RECENTLY SPOKEN TO A DETECTIVE AND THE ADVICE WAS: STAFF NEED TO CONTACT THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE ASSAULT. IF STAFF DO NOT ACT QUICKLY AND REPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, THE TRAIL RUNS COLD.

SING SUGGESTS THAT AN INQUIRY INTO EVENTIDE, BRIGHTON IS URGENTLY NEEDED.