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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4 comments:

  1. Whistleblowers will never be protected. Not while the industry has the well paid boys club holding the key positions in both government and not for profit organistions.
    These thugs are the maffia of aged care.
    Any one who shows compassion and care towards staff or residents is not valued, does not fit the culture and is shafted.
    The church owned organisations have so much to answer to when they advertise that the core business is based on christian values.
    The Christ based organisations may have systems in place with the amended ( fudged) paper trail to impress the auditors ,however what the auditors do not see or do not want to hear is ugly side of the business.
    This ugly undertone is rife with bullying and mistreatment of both residents and staff.
    The residents who are abused, live to die and usually starve themselves for a hastened death.
    The staff usually leave the industry altogether.
    Where are the families and whay are they not speaking out?
    Grief and loss and sheer disbelief of what happens to their loved ones drains them of the energy to fight the organisations.
    They know they cannot defeat an organisation who looks the other way to abuse, bullying and preventable death.
    They know they cannot defeat the organisation who will destroy and distort evidence and lie with hand on heart and bible.
    The aged care minister - where is your accountability in being the voice of the frail aged and the whistleblowers????
    I guess you are part of the Boys club as well and play pass the parcel between departments.
    I beleive the Complaints Department and the Agency Members are toothless tigers who see and hear what they want to.
    Minister you are responsible for poor performance so why are you not monitoring and listening to the voice of the whistleblowers who are telling you what really happens - under the covers.

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  2. l agree with last comment I worked for Queensland Health,I have seen bullying and mistreatment of staff and residents. A.AINS are over worked.The elderly have worked all there lifes why are we treating them this way ? This is why good staff are leaving nursing because it so sad to watch our age be abused A.AIN Anonymous

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  3. The abuse that happens every day continues to go on. Management cover it up for there own survival to keep there high salaries. They do not want the politicians snooping around, they like to keep there powerful positions safe and secure.
    I am at the lower end of the pay scale. I do loose sleep at night for what i witness in this aged care facility.
    My bills need to be paid and none of my colleagues will help me to speak out.
    I am between a rock and a hard place, i do not want to grow old.
    Nothing will help our frail and aged people unless the families speak out.
    Please speak out and ask questions.

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  4. All this upset...and not a thing done about it!!!to quote another poli...please explain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ex Bramble hse nurse

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