St Vincents Hospital – dealing with 1

If you go to this hospital’s website as at today, (18 Apr 2016,) you will find this spread across it’s main page in big letters.

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This is in the context of a recent article in the Daily Telegraph on a St Vincent’s scandal that has these two paragraphs in it.

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St Vincents have obviously brought the heavyweight PR people in and they’ve said, “Get the bloke to say he’s a good man who’s tried all his life and don’t put anything in writing as things in writing can be checked up on.”

By making it so clear that they are not prepared to put anything in writing, St Vincents may as well have up in big red letters, “WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING WE’VE DONE OR SAID.”

How long, in these days of blogs, websites and emails, do organisations like St Vincent think that they can get away with this sort of rubbish? Obviously things are always going to be going wrong, and mistakes are always going to be happening, and it’s natural for organisations to feel that they owe some loyalty to their employees, to stand up for them, but it’s natural for people like our readers to have a preference for dealing with people and organisations that are upfront and honest no matter what happens.

More later.

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