At St. Vincent’s University Hospital, we deeply care about our employees, patients and their families. We believe in fostering an environment of trust, transparency, and accountability. That’s why we are committed to addressing any concerns or issues that may arise within our organisation, including those raised by our employees and workers.
To ensure the highest level of quality and safety, we have implemented a comprehensive system for handling Protected Disclosures, commonly known as whistle blowing. These arrangements have been in place in the health sector since 2009, in accordance with the provisions of the Health Act 2004 (as amended by the Health Act 2007).
Moreover, we strictly adhere to the regulations outlined in the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (as amended by the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022), which came into effect on 01.01.2023. These regulations govern the procedures for protected disclosures, not only in the public sector but also in the private sector.
To facilitate the reporting of concerns or suspicions, St. Vincent’s University Hospital has established the Hospitals Protected Disclosures Policy and Internal Reporting Channel. We want to assure you that this reporting channel is managed by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), an external third party. This ensures that there is an independent avenue where our employees and workers can report any concerns or suspicions with confidence.
If you would like to learn more, please read our Protected Disclosures Policy (PDF).