Health hampered by benefits for friends
A damning Integrity Commission investigation into nepotism within Tasmania's hospital system continues to take names.
Reports say that the three Tasmanian Health Organisations (THOs) will soon be abolished, and more investigations are starting into public health officials.
THO North, THO North West and THO South have been under review by the Government, and the ABC says its sources claim an announcement of their closure is coming.
Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has received advice about the actions of over a dozen public servants from the Integrity Commission report released in May.
Several of the names accused of breaching of the code of conduct by hiring family members continue to reject the allegations.
According to new reports, the problem is even bigger than was detailed in the May papers.
More employees have allegedly been referred to their Head of Agency, while new breaches of the code of conduct by two other health staff members have come to light too.
WorkSafe Tasmania has reportedly been informed of claims that asbestos at oe public health site had been removed by a contractor without a licence.
The latest claims come after public concern was raised about the “disturbing” lack of accountability and responsibility within Tasmania’s relatively new three-tiered health system.
There has been no official word on the developments today, though a statement is expected from authorities soon.