ASMOF calls for independent inquiry at Concord 

ASMOF has spoken out in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian about the need for a genuinely independent inquiry into the issues at Concord Hospital. 

In today's SMH Dr Tony Sara said a cultural review alone would not be enough and the mediators needed to investigate the issues raised by doctors at the hospital.

“As long as these issues are investigated and remediation is put in place, then the staff and the patients and the hospitals interests will be supported,” he said. “So far we have not seen concrete evidence publicly of the remediation, so we have to withhold judgment.”

In ‘Doctors slam $300 000 Sydney hospital workplace ‘culture review’ Dr Tony Sara  welcomed the intervention of the Minister, but argued that an independent external investigation is warranted-

''ASMOF and its members experience with internally commissioned reviews, and processes within NSW Health, do not give us any comfort or confidence in the process." Dr Sara said. 

ASMOF would like to see not just an independent external investigation into all the allegations regarding administration and the culture of bullying and abuse of processes within Concord Hospital and Sydney Local Health District, but real and meaningful change that addresses the assertions made regarding problems in leadership and culture within Concord/SLHD.