Bryan McKee Hata was a caring senior nurse at Westmead Hospital until he was suspended by Sydney West Local Health District (called Sydney West Area health Service at the time) for allegedly writing at least 26 letters. The letters documented serious concerns about care and the bullying tactics used at Westmead Hospital. SMH article
The letters were written to the Premier of NSW, the Ministers of Health and the Director of NSW Health and others.
McKee Hata denied writing the letters but had no alternative but to resign. Ms Chris Ronalds SC.
If the issues were serious or if they involved substandard care to patients or bullying of those staff who spoke out on behalf of the patients, then the question is this: Were these serious matters investigated and by whom and what were the findings?
We have heard about the persecution of McKee Hata by the Area (District), but nothing about whether the Department of Health has investigating the complaints and put strategies in place to protect the patients and staff.