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.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd December, 2013
Senator John Crown said he had obtained documents that showed St Vincent's had engaged in a cover-up. Picture: Tony O'shea

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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