CCC investigation reveals systemic failures in major public hospitals

The Report on the Supply and Management of Schedule 8 Controlled Drugs at Certain Public Hospitals in Western Australia, which was tabled in Parliament today, reveals disturbing gaps in the management and control of Schedule 8 drugs at public hospitals, and highlights a number of risk areas, including:

- having after-hours access to the pharmacy safe;

- not reconciling supply by the pharmacy and receipt at a ward or unit;

- substandard practices around the use of requisition forms; and

- inadequate management of registers.

The report makes recommendations in 10 areas relating to the supply and management of Schedule 8 drugs to reduce the likelihood of serious misconduct and corruption occurring in Western Australian public hospitals.

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Report on the Supply and Management of Schedule 8 Controlled Drugs at Certain Public Hospitals in Western Australia

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Media release - CCC investigation reveals systemic failures in major public hospitals