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Metro South Health strives to achieve the highest standards of integrity and accountability in delivering health services to the community. We are also committed to fostering and maintaining an ethical workplace culture where staff and members of the public are confident and comfortable about making disclosures of wrongdoing.
If you believe you have information regarding corrupt conduct or other serious wrongdoing by a person employed in our health service, you are encouraged to report the matter through the avenues outlined below. Reports of wrongdoing are treated seriously, and we are committed to supporting persons who make such reports and dealing with their concerns in a manner that promotes transparency, accountability and public confidence.
Corrupt conduct is defined in sections 15(1) and 15(2) of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.
Section 15(1) of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 defines corrupt conduct as, conduct that:
Section 15(2) of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 also defines corrupt conduct as, conduct that:
Examples of corrupt conduct may include, but are not limited to:
A ‘public interest disclosure’ is a disclosure about certain types of wrongdoing in the public sector. Persons who make public interest disclosures are afforded certain protections pursuant to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010.
Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010, any person can make a disclosure about:
A public sector employee (which includes Metro South Health employees) can also make a public interest disclosure about:
If you wish to report suspected corrupt conduct or make a public interest disclosure, you are encouraged to do so by completing and submitting this complaint form.
You may also lodge a complaint in writing or verbally, and can even do so anonymously (however, you should be aware that making a complaint anonymously may impact Metro South Health’s ability to seek additional relevant information from you and to provide you with updates about how the matter is dealt with).
You can make your complaint or report to:
If your complaint relates to suspected corrupt conduct by the Health Service Chief Executive, Metro South Health, your complaint should be made in accordance with the Managing complaints of suspected corrupt conduct involving the Health Service Chief Executive Policy.
Complaints can also be made externally to:
The way in which we manage reports of suspected corrupt conduct and public interest disclosures is outlined in our Reporting and Managing Corrupt Conduct and Public Interest Disclosures (PDF, 294.04 KB) procedure. Metro South Health also has a Public Interest Disclosure Management Program (PDF, 223.9 KB).
If you wish to raise concerns about a matter that does not involve corrupt conduct or would not be a public interest disclosure, please complete the Metro South Health online Feedback form.