Mental health staff at the Cairns Hospital and Health Service have reported high levels of bullying including verbal abuse, persistent criticism and ridicule.
Report details bullying, culture issues at Qld hospital
High levels of bullying and a fear of speaking out have been reported by mental health staff at a major Queensland hospital after a “temperature check” of workplace culture.
Details of staff sentiment and experience came to light on Thursday after the Liberal National opposition tabled an insights report into the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.
The 2021/22 document outlines the experiences of mental health staff working in the state’s far north.
More than 60 per cent of respondents reported experiencing workplace bullying in the previous six months, citing behaviour including verbal abuse, persistent criticism, ridicule and humiliation.