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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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?
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.