Premier Daniel Andrews said if Ballarat Health Services was to “stay a great hospital”, it needed to become a “great workplace”.
Speaking in Ballarat on Friday, Mr Andrews also said he would not discuss any possible financial compensation for bullying-affected staff.
He said there had also not been any suggestion of BHS patient care being compromised due to a toxic workplace culture.
“There is no suggestion, in any of the reports, of any comprise in clinical care and, if there was any suggestion of that, we would step in,” Mr Andrews said.
The premier said, while there had been a “shocking culture” of bullying at BHS, there was a “new chairman, new CEO and soon to be a new culture”.
“BHS is well known as a hospital of the highest quality but now we need to make sure it is a workplace of the highest quality.”
Mr Andrews said he wouldn’t discuss any financial compensation to staff but said each case would be judged on its merit.
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