Maternity doctors fear 'business as usual' at Canberra Hospital

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Junior doctors fear it will be ''business as usual'' at the Canberra Hospital maternity unit now the inquiry into bullying and harassment allegations has been completed ...

ACT Health announced on Friday afternoon that an investigation into the allegations had been completed but the results would not be made public because of the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosure Act.

... a number of staff in the obstetrics and gynaecology unit were concerned that the problems which led to the inquiry could occur again.

''I think the junior doctors who put their hands up and said they felt bullied now feel hopeless,'' Dr Foote said. ''A number of staff have contacted me and said there's fear and dread of what's going to happen ... it's business as usual.''

The inquiry and a separate investigation into service delivery and clinical outcomes were called after it was revealed in February that nine doctors had quit in 13 months ...

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