23.3 C
Byron Shire
May 9, 2021

The BCH allegations

Latest News

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Other News

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

House? What house? Stolen car crashes into Terranora house

Police say a house in Terranora is significantly damaged thanks to a mystery thief in a stolen car crashing into it over the weekend.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

M. J Crompton, BHSci.(nsg), Grad Dip Gerontology – Mullumbimby

Re The ongoing allegations of fraud by senior staff at Byron central. It seems there are contradictory interpretations of NSWDH policy. Mr Jones is still maintaining that ‘investigations into misconduct are confidential’, ignoring (or denying) that this matter is more serious. Thankfully Mr Parks MP and Ms Smith MP state that if allegations are of fraudulent and criminal behaviour, then the matter should be referred to police.

The community would appreciate, and expect Ms Smith to inform us of the outcome of her ‘requested urgent meeting’ with Mr Jones.

Mr Jones, I would strongly remind you that it is not any journalistic articles that are undermining ‘the great work our health workers do every day.

This type of puerile, paternalistic attempt to distract from the serious issues at hand is an embarrassment coming from a person in your position (whose salary is paid by us!).

Undermining nurses and ancillary staff at the coal face is a culture of management practices based on nepotism and reward for sycophantic behaviour. Health needs mature ethical moral leadership at nurse-manager level. You have work to do Mr Jones, culture change starts at the top.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.