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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.

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