Doctor’s courage

Despite not being a religious person, I “thank God” or some other spiritual being for the coronial inquest into the hundreds of tragic deaths at St Basil’s, particularly the testimony of Dr Sandra Brown that shames our supposed health experts (HS, 24/11). One can only hope the coronial inquest will discover the truth about the tragedy.

Dr Brown’s warning about “facilitating neglect” must be applauded, as too often, some medical professionals are frightened to speak out and criticise their peers.

Consequently, doctors can seem bound by a code of silence that not only protects wrongdoing, but allows it to continue, however inadvertent.

Moreover, that Dr Brown stated it “became apparent to me that no one was listening” is a further tragic indictment of the profession, leaving me to ponder why they weren’t.