Investigation of medical staff: Access to documents

By wjmadden Amos v Western NSW Local Health District; Arnold v Western NSW Local Health District [2017] NSWCATAD 359 arose following an incident when a cardiologist collapsed during a procedure, which later resulted in an investigation by the director of medical services at the hospital. Following that investigation, three doctors made a complaint about the handling of the incident.
The NCAT application sought a review of the hospital’s refusal to release certain documents which came into existence as part of the investigation.
The hospital’s decision was ultimately affirmed, with the Tribunal finding that the public interest factors against disclosure of the personal information were …read more

Source:: Bill Madden

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