Friday, March 6, 2009
Premier and Minister Elliot: Why haven't Queensland Health released this report to the protected Whistleblower who has been dismissed?
Premier and Minister Elliot,
Why hasn't this finalised report, mentioned in the email above, been released to the complainants and to the public? After all it is the taxpayers money paying for this private company's report. Is the Whistleblower going to be forced to pay out more money to obtain this report through Freedom Of Information?
This serious matter was brought to the attention of the registered nurse in 2007.
This serious matter was brought to the attention of the Nursing Unit Manager in 2007.
This serious matter was brought to the attention of Eventide management in 2007.
This serious matter was originally reported to an advocacy group in July 2007.
This serious matter was brought to the attention of Queensland Health (Qld Health) in 2007.
This serious matter was brought to the attention of the Department of Health and Ageing in 2007.
This serious matter became too much for the original informant and she left the facility.
This serious matter was brought to the attention of the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC)in October 2007 by a representative of the advocacy group, the second Whistleblower and her lawyer. Protected Whistleblower status was granted at this interview and evidence was produced.
These serious matters then becomes a game similar to "pass the parcel". This serious matter, as usual, was passed from the CMC back to Qld Health in 2007.
This serious matter was passed by Qld Health to a private company to investigate. - Corporate Success Group.
This serious matter was allocated to a private consultant who was then inexplicably removed after interviewing the dismissed protected Whistleblower.
This investigator interviewed the protected Whistleblower for approximately 18 hours of tape recorded interview. For her own protection the Whistleblower had her lawyer present as another four very serious matters were also being investigated.
This serious matter was then allocated to a second investigator.
SING is in possession of 18 hours or more of the tape recorded evidence and it is in the process on being transcribed.
And so it went on.
PREMIER AND MINISTER ELLIOT - WHERE IS THIS REPORT? WHY HASN'T IT BEEN RELEASED? WHY HAS THE TAXPAYER PAID FOR A REPORT THAT LOOKS LIKE NEVER SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY? WILL IT GO THE WAY OF THE INCIDENT REPORTS MENTIONED IN THE EMAIL ABOVE - SHREDDED AND PUT IN THE RUBBISH? WHY IS IT THE WHISTLEBLOWER WHO HAS HAD HER EMPLOYMENT TERMINATED AND OTHERS INVOLVED AT EVENTIDE, HAVE NOT HAD TO ANSWER FOR THIS DEBACLE?
WHY DID IT TAKE QUEENSLAND HEALTH ALMOST 12 MONTHS TO TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE PROTECTED WHISTLEBLOWER, AFTER THIS SERIOUS CASE WAS AIRED ON NETWORK TEN IN MARCH 2008?
THE FEMALE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE TO HAVE ANSWERS.
Another serious case of abuse and assault at Eventide was discussed yesterday at CMC headquarters with four staff from Queensland Health. A protected Whistleblower (protection was granted by the CMC on the 31 October 2008) and SING member who wanted to come forward to give her evidence of serious abuse and assault to Queensland Health back in September 2008, was rebuffed. This evidence to be posted by SING as soon as it is collated.
SING will post the photographs of another resident abused at Eventide and ignored by management, as soon as permission is gained from the family. This serious matter was aired on Madonna King's ABC radio programme in June 2007.
SING SUPPORT GROUP SUGGESTS THAT, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT AN INQUIRY IS URGENTLY BEGUN INTO EVENTIDE MANAGEMENT'S HANDLING/MISHANDLING OF THESE VERY SERIOUS MATTERS.