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.