Storm in St Vincent's
Controversies of top-up payments and drug trial charges mean that the spotlight is on St Vincent's Hospital Group for all the wrong reasons, writes Susan Mitchell.
It has been a bad week for management at St Vincent's Healthcare Group (SVHG), which began by deflecting questions on top-up pay and finished at the centre of a storm over drug trials.
On Thursday, Senator John Crown said he had obtained documents that showed St Vincent's had engaged in a cover-up in relation to money that was fraudulently charged to health insurers about ten years ago.
Professor Crown, who works as a consultant oncologist...
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