CENTRAL Gippsland Health has welcomed an immediate review of the service's "organisational culture" following claims of bullying and intimidation.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced an independent review of Central Gippsland Health on Monday after the Gippsland Times reported staff complaints of low morale and a poor workplace culture.
A spokesman for the department confirmed that concerns around "organisational culture" at Central Gippsland Health Service (now known as Central Gippsland Health) would be investigated.
"While the latest staff survey has shown improvements in a number of categories, it has been agreed with Central Gippsland Health Service for an independent review of these concerns," the spokesman said.
"The department has engaged workplace experts with experience in organisational culture across the health sector to conduct the review, which will begin immediately.
"The review will examine existing systems and processes, consulting extensively with staff to identify any area of improvement at CGHS."
A CGH spokeswoman said the review would provide an opportunity to "validate our actions towards a positive workplace culture as well as identifying further opportunities for improvement".
"CGH welcomes this independent review and thinks this is the best way forward in the interests of transparency and an ongoing desire to continuously improve our culture and performance," she said.
"We will be encouraging our staff to participate fully in an independent review of our organisational culture commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services.
"The health service strives for excellence in all its services - for both patients and staff - and has a zero tolerance for poor behaviour."