THE Corruption and Crime Commission has dropped a bombshell report exposing alleged corruption inside WA’s Health service, with senior executives accused of favouring contractors after being lavished with travel, boozy lunches and even renovations to their homes.
In a major report tabled in parliament this morning, the CCC claimed that over a ten year period public officers employed within the executive management of the North Metropolitan Health Service ensured a group of contractors received “tens of millions of dollars” of work on some of Perth’s largest hospitals.
“Regular and expensive gifts and gratuities given to some NMHS public officers were bribes,” the CCC report says.
“Systematic manipulation of procurement practices was financial fraud.”
The report named John Fullerton, former executive director of facilities management at NMHS and David Mulligan, former executive director of Perth’s Children’s Hospital has being key to the affair.
The CCC said various contractors paid tens of thousands of dollars for the public officers and sometimes their partners to travel interstate and overseas.