Protected Disclosure Policy

The St Vincent’s Health Australia Group (SVHA) is committed to high standards of ethical and values based behaviour in all of the work we do by promoting a culture of honest, just and responsible behaviour, corporate compliance and strong corporate governance.

In order to protect these ethics and values, SVHA supports the making of disclosures that reveal corrupt conduct, conduct involving a substantial mismanagement of public resources, or conduct involving a substantial risk to public health, safety or the environment.

In Victoria, the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (Vic) (Act) governs disclosure by an individual of “improper conduct” or “detrimental action” at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and its facilities (SVHM).

The Act provides that disclosures which are Protected Disclosures (as defined in the Act) can be made to SVHM or to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne has procedures and an environment to allow:

  • Making of disclosures
  • Investigation of disclosed matters
  • Protection of people who make disclosures from reprisals

Disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action may be made orally or in writing to either:

the Protected Disclosure Coordinator:
Senior Legal Counsel
St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Limited
41 Victoria Parade Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: (03) 9288 3917
Fax: (03) 9288 3916

the Chief Executive Officer (except where the disclosure relates directly to the CEO)
St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Limited
41 Victoria Parade Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: (03) 9288 3938
Fax: (03) 9288 3907

directly to The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission:
Phone: 1300 735 135
Fax: (03) 8635 6444
Post: IBAC, GPO Box 24234, Melbourne, Victoria 3000