An investigation on the matter of the negligence on part of Redcliffe Hospital Foundation in handling the medical centre project worth $20 million will not be conducted by the Crime and Misconduct Commission.
The foundation has been found to be handling the financial matters associated with the project very lightly. As per the sources, the foundation is due to pay out the expenditures of the work done in past 2 months. The foundation is due to pay out an amount of $1.5 million to the builders associated with the project in order to avoid any legal action taken by the associates.
The CMC authorities had examined the allegations charged on the foundation and found that the charges against the Foundation proved to be wrong. Since they did not find the foundation guilty for any crime, they decided to quit from the case.
The need for the investigation in the matter came after the Health Minister Geoff Wilson was presented with a Queensland Treasury Corp loan of $3.5 million for the clinic project that is planned to be established adjacent to the Redcliffe Hospital.
The medical centre is at the verge of completion with only 10% of the work needs to be completed. The foundation was planning to open the centre by June, but unfortunately a financial crisis resulted in delay of its launch.