Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Premier: Why are you allowing Queensland Health Whistleblowers to be threatened with termination of employment for speaking the truth?

Premier
A credible Whistleblower and SING SUPPORT GROUP member has just received a 5 page letter, threatening her with termination of employment.
Are all Whistleblowers to receive such threatening letters?
Are the Whistleblowers in Bundaberg to receive such letters?
Are the Whistleblowers of Yaralla Place, Maryborough to receive such letters?
Is the latest brochure sent to Queensland Health staff: (Don't ignore it, report it.) just a piece of Queensland Health propaganda?
Report it to whom Premier? The reporting system within Queensland Health is a disgrace. Many credible Whistleblowers exhausted all avenues before taking the step of contacting the media or politicians.

In June/July 2007, a staff member contacted an advocacy group requesting help to disclose the abuse, by a male resident, of two female residents in Bramble House, Eventide. This staff member was to speak out then, but through fear of reprisal against her, she decided against disclosure. By the time copied notes were covertly, hand delivered to the Whistleblower's home, the number of victims had increased to at least seven female residents.
The Whistleblower exhausted all avenues - even contacted the Department of Health and Ageing's Complaints Investigation Scheme. The Whistleblower, her lawyer and the advocacy group founder, presented evidence regarding this case and others, to the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) in early October 2007. The matter was referred back to Queensland Health by the CMC. Queensland Health referred the matter to a private group - Corporate Success Group. The Whistleblower is informed that the investigation has still not been concluded.

The advocacy group then contacted the media and the Whistleblower was interviewed.


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BOTH THESE SEGMENTS OF NETWORK TEN FOOTAGE WERE SUPPLIED TO SING SUPPORT GROUP BY EMAIL ON THE 13 JANUARY 2009 - COMPLIMENTS OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH. SING IS VERY GRATEFUL TO QUEENSLAND HEALTH FOR COPIES OF THIS FOOTAGE.

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