In accordance with section 16(3) of the Audit Act 1994 we provided a copy of this report to the Department of Health & Human Services, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (including Caritas Christi Hospice), Northern Health, Mercy Health (Werribee Campus) and Central Gippsland Health Service with a request for their submissions or comments.
The submissions and comments provided are not subject to audit nor the evidentiary standards required to reach an audit conclusion. Responsibility for the accuracy, fairness and balance of those comments rests solely with the agency head.
Responses were received as follows:
- Department of Health & Human Services
- St Vincent's Health Australia, the governing body of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
- Northern Health
RESPONSE provided by the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services
RESPONSE provided by the Chairman, St Vincent's Health Australia
RESPONSE provided by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Northern Health