CANBERRA, ACT – Katy Gallagher’s citizenship breach of the Australian parliament is a continuation of covering up her secrets, but let’s go back a bit.
For the past 8 years rumblings about ACT Health, The Canberra Hospital, John James Hospital, Calvary Hospitals, just keep bubbling to the surface.
Katy Gallagher was ACT Health Minister from April 2006 to December 2014.
What Katy did next?
She quit the ACT parliament mid-term and slithered into the Australian Senate leaving her ACT secrets secret.
Scandals she managed to keep a lid on have re-surfaced. Another inquiry into ACT Health has been announced. But what happened to the 2017 inquiry? And the 2012 inquiry?
Back in February 2010 nine obstetricians had quit in the previous 13 months amid bullying claims at The Canberra Hospital. A hostile work environment led to the exodus.
Then in April 2012 The Canberra Hospital data tampering scandal erupted and Gallagher stepped away from the inquiry citing conflict of interest with the senior executive, alleged to have doctored emergency department data to make the ED’s performance look better, who had a personal connection to Chief Minister Gallagher’s family.
During her health ministerial days, health and other scandals kept on surfacing.
As Chief Minister, Katy had the temerity and power to shut down any inquiry into her Health ministry. Citing conflict of interest with TCH was one way out, but wasn’t the real conflict being both ACT Chief Minister and ACT Health Minister?
Or was the ACT Health ministerial portfolio one which required a cover-up gatekeeper?
What Katy did next? You tell us.
LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA —
Worrying times continue for patients with Launceston General Hospital (LGH) losing its accreditation to provide emergency department medicine.
There’s not enough specialists.
This comes after less than 2 years ago when 9 of 11 specialist doctors from the hospital’s Emergency Department resigned. The shortage of beds “bed block” meant patients could not be transferred out of the ED for patients to be admitted.
Doctors and nurses described conditions as ‘unsafe’ and ‘dangerous’.
Disaster as LGH loses its accreditation
Staffing conditions making Launceston hospital dangerous
Think Australia’s medical board — AHPRA — Australian Health Practitioner Agency.
Who will guard the guards themselves?
Australia’s own medical regulator AHPRA — Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. A regulator that can’t even regulate itself.
The true meaning of malfeasance is AHPRA — corrupt to the core | devious and inept | runs amok with power and self-importance | answerable to no one | operates in clandestine | lying is its modus operandi | run by staff sacked from Health Departments…
AHPRA has not got a clue what investigation means. Evidence and facts? They don’t worry about that. They manufacture it and stick to it. Woe betide challenging it.
Just take a look at the AHPRA state and territory branches and who they are run by. Yes, the old heads of state medical boards. They just slithered into positions with the new national medical board for further self-aggrandizement and same old misinformation and obfuscation aka cover-ups continue. A medical mafia.
The old saying: Fish rots from the head down. AHPRA CEO is ex-FED Department of Health and ex-NHS. This is why AHPRA is as it is. Would not have a clue what safety and quality is for there is no safety and there is no quality when it comes to AHPRA.
Hundreds of emails daily fill our inbox of AHPRA’s malfeasance from people across the nation who don’t know each other but they’re all saying the same thing. AHPRA is inept beyond belief.
What is AHPRA for if it cannot investigate and regulate? Why aren’t bad apples weeded out? From AHPRA’s ranks as well.
Nothing short of a royal commission is needed to look into AHPRA’s misconduct. You think the banks are bad? AHPRA is worse, truly.
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See the similarity to medicine? Substitute the ATO for MEDICAL BOARD / AHPRA and health bureaucrats and the picture is the same.
We could be talking about BANKS as well.
This is how Australia functions. Psychopaths are in charge and allowed to be in charge.
What do we have Ministers of Parliament for? Everyone is asking.
Why does it take a Four Corners investigation for a Minister to act? Don’t they read correspondence? They react to media stories but not to volumes of concerns from constituents.
CANBERRA — The blunders at Calvary Hospital, Canberra, keep on happening.
Stuffing up in the Emergency Department, not once, but twice, just recently is grave cause for concern. Two brain conditions were missed – an understatement indeed.
Then nursing staff being abused by hospital management for paying tribute to a deceased nursing colleague on social media. Dear oh dear, Calvary Hospital has a serious management “or else” agenda.
Calvary Hospital has form when it comes to cover-ups of patient deaths, falsifying records and documents and bullying staff. The then ACT Health Minister Katy Gallagher failed to have Calvary scandal investigated. Gallagher condoned Calvary’s misdeeds. Now a senator, she’s fighting to keep her Senate seat because of citizenship fraud. What does this say for both CALVARY and GALLAGHER? They’ve both got form.
What a mess Canberra Health is. Had to chance to clean it up 8 years ago and on it goes. God help the sick public because no one else will.
A couple who once had faith in the hospital system awarded $900,000 yesterday.
A judge found that were it not for the CALVARY Hospital and obstetrician Dr Andrew John FOOTE‘s failures, it was probable the baby would have been born alive.
Dr FOOTE’s malpractice now aired in the ACT Supreme Court.
Canberra’s Calvary Hospital has a track record of mistakes they usually manage to smother.
It is about time Dr Foote got the flick permanently. He makes far too many mistakes.
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