Peter Garling, SC, has been appointed as Commissioner to run the inquiry into the NSW public health system.
He is an experienced lawyer who has been previously involved in a number of commissions and public inquiries. These include those into the bushfires in 1996, the collapse of the HIH Insurance Group and the Thredbo landslide.
His terms of reference for the inquiry include:
The commission is to look at broad, systemic problems with the health system. Any individual patient complaints identified in the course of the inquiry are to be referred to the Health Care Complaints Commission.
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