Firstly I don’t want to cast aspersions, nor infer any wrongdoing on the part of this individual but I noted in an ACT Health Directorate Director General’s News Bulletin that one of the staff members named during discussions over the ED data tampering affair (no not KJ) was awarded an ACT Health Directorate Australia Day award. This Bulletin is sent to all staff but I’ve not been able to find on the internets. Seeing this made me wonder, an award for what? Failing to spot the tampered data before it was sent to the AIHW?
Getting awards for simply doing your job is a joke – going above and beyond eg firies, ambos, coppers, docs and nurses. Next thing will be people putting in stress claims because they weren’t nominated for an award – hey there’s an idea, I would ask my Manager, the Director General and the AAT to kindly explain how person X is doing their job any better than I am doing mine.
Ok yes I am being a little narky as this really did P me Off so I will finish here except to say that while I don’t know everyone on the list of award recipients there are some really worthwhile people who received awards.
Ok rant over – back to the normal RA