Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Nurse's Frustration at ,Cyignored' Complaints

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Nurse's Frustration at ,Cyignored' Complaints

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Byline: Lea Emery

A FORMER Bundaberg Hospital emergency department nurse is feeling frustrated and ignored after waiting almost three years for a report on her 64 complaints about the facility.

Christine Cameron first made the complaints in 2007 and has been waiting for investigations to take place.

In November last year, the Queensland Health Ethical Standards Unit released an interim report about the complaints but is still yet to produce a final report.

"It has just been complete denial," Mrs Cameron said.

Her complaints include a mentally ill woman being tied to a chair for a weekend, a toddler being abused by a doctor and junior doctors being unsupervised and unable to perform procedures such as taking blood.

"It has been nearly three years after they were initially reported. I shouldn't still be trying to get justice for these patients," she said.

Mrs Cameron said she wanted an indication her complaints had been taken seriously. …

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