Recommendations for corruption prevention

The Commission has made the following seven corruption prevention recommendations to the NSW Department of Health to help minimise or prevent such conduct from recurring:

Recommendation 1

That the NSW Department of Health ("NSW Health") requires that non-employees who are to be given access to hospital campuses, records, facilities and patients, be subjected to screening checks and afforded a level of access that is determined by the role they are to perform and the degree of risk attached to this role.

Recommendation 2

That NSW Health ensures that a centralised record of screening checks and access levels is maintained by hospitals in respect of each individual and that records are made available to staff who are required to access them.

Recommendation 3

That NSW Health ensures that ID cards for security access are not issued until all relevant screening and other checks have been satisfactorily completed.

Recommendation 4

That NSW Health develops procedures for ensuring that electronic approvals are used for all procurement transactions except for emergencies.

Recommendation 5

That NSW Health takes action to ensure that complainant vendors, as well as NSW Health employees following up payment on behalf of vendors, are dealt with by a designated responsible person(s) at Health Support Services and Local Health Networks in order to prevent direct access to staff who process claims for payment.

Recommendation 6

That NSW Health revises its corruption risk management policies and procedures to ensure that organisational restructures are explicitly mentioned as a risk that needs to be identified and managed.

Recommendation 7

That NSW Health incorporates an assessment of the usefulness and accessibility of information provided to cost centre managers from the continuous control monitoring (CCM) system into its regular cycle of performance audits.

 

Implementation Plan

The implementation plan posted below has been provided by the NSW Department of Health in response to the ICAC's corruption prevention recommendations. Its appearance here is for information only and does not constitute the approval or endorsement of the plan by the Commission.

Implementation plan

12 month progress reports

The progress report posted below has been provided by the NSW Department of Health in response to the ICAC's corruption prevention recommendations. Its appearance here is for information only and does not constitute the approval or endorsement of the plans by the Commission.

12 month progress report 

24 month progress reports

The final progress report posted below has been provided by the NSW Ministry of Health in response to the ICAC's corruption prevention recommendations. Its appearance here is for information only and does not constitute the approval or endorsement of the plan by the Commission.

24 month progress report