SING's evidence from staff and family members increases every day:
DOCUMENTED PROOF OF ROSTERING RORTING AT EVENTIDE.
(Statements to be posted shortly).
DOCUMENTED PROOF OF CASES WHERE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE WERE NOT CONTACTED WHEN SERIOUS ASSAULT SHOULD HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT QUEENSLAND HEALTH REBUFFED AN EMPLOYEE SEEKING WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION.
DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE THAT EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT WAS INFORMED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING ON THE 25 SEPTEMBER 2008 THAT SERIOUS ABUSE HAD BEEN REPORTED TAKING PLACE IN EBBTIDE HOUSE ON NIGHT SHIFT. THE WHISTLEBLOWER WAS INTERVIEWED BY EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT SHORTLY AFTER THIS DATE. THIS INTERVIEW TOOK PLACE AFTER HER NIGHT SHIFT AND SHE WAS NOT PERMITTED A SUPPORT PERSON. SHE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ACCUSED OF RACISM AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS.
DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT THIS WHISTLEBLOWER WAS FORCED TO OBTAIN PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWER STATUS FROM THE CRIME AND MISCONDUCT COMMISSION.
DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT THE CRIME AND MISCONDUCT COMMISSION, AFTER MANY MONTHS OF DELAY, HAVE PASSED THE MATTER BACK TO THE ETHICAL STANDARDS UNIT. THE WHISTLEBLOWER HAS STILL NOT BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE ESU.
DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT A PRIVATE COMPANY CONTRACTED TO GATHER EVIDENCE AGAINST A WHISTLEBLOWER, ONLY EVER INTERVIEWED EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT.
DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT EMPLOYEES, EX-EMPLOYEES AND FAMILY MEMBERS CONTACT SING - NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND - SUCH IS THE MISTRUST IN ALL REPORTING SYSTEMS.
DOCUMENTED PROOF THAT A SERIOUS HOIST INCIDENT WAS NEVER ELECTRONICALLY REPORTED.
DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE THAT IN SEPTEMBER 2004, A QUEENSLAND HEALTH DISTRICT MANAGER WAS INFORMED BY A FAMILY MEMBER, THAT TWO STAFF WERE ABUSING HER MOTHER. THE DISTRICT MANAGER DISREGARDED THIS EVIDENCE.
These documents, photographs, tape recordings and other evidence are only the tip of the iceberg. What does your Government intend to do to rebuild confidence in this corrupt, failing health system? A good start would be to listen to your credible Whistleblowers rather than lynching them. A good start would be to commend them rather than condemn them. A good start would be to vindicate them rather than vilifying them. A good start would be to protect the Whistleblowers rather than the abusers.
Many good, credible, decent employees have left Queensland Health. They have been hurt, distressed , disappointed, disillusioned and demoralised. The Queensland Health staff remaining inform SING that they are afraid to speak out as they need their jobs. They are afraid to report as they need their jobs. They are afraid that reprisal will be committed against them.
They have not, however, been too afraid to covertly contact SING.
More evidence will be reported to your Government - through SING - until credible Whistleblowers voices are heard. And they will be heard Premier!
Credible, decent staff should not have to worry about jeopardising their employment for speaking out.