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Unhealthy bureaucracy

ABCr News, Josh Robertson, 12 February 2020

Legal practice pictureNepotism, defamation claims and millions of taxpayer dollars spent on “indefensible” legal proceedings are at the centre of a scandal at Australia’s largest hospital service.

Alex Stewart says it was the most aggressive letter he’s seen in his legal career.

Coming from Australia’s largest hospital service to a former mental health patient, “it was certainly outlandish”, according to Mr Stewart — the service’s then senior commercial lawyer.

Within hours of learning Susan* had been interviewed by the ABC in 2017, Metro North Hospital and Health Service warned her that a blog post claiming she had been unlawfully held in a mental health unit was “seriously defamatory” of five of its psychiatrists.

Please follow the link to read the full article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-12/queensland-health-metro-north-accused-whistleblower/11862318