It's hard to deny orthopaedic surgeon Gary Fettke has several valid points in his assessment of the Tasmanian Health Service's handling of the alleged historical sexual abuse at the Launceston General Hospital by former nurse James Geoffrey Griffin.
While Dr Fettke is a vocal critic of his former employers, his concerns about how an alleged paedophile kept violating children on the LGH paediatric ward for decades cannot go unanswered.
The full findings of a review of THS policies and processes must be made public. And if people are found to have been complicit in these alleged acts, then they must be held accountable.
Concealing how this was able to go on unchecked would only continue a culture, which has been seen in many institutions including the Catholic Church, of saying nothing. Of sweeping these abhorrent crimes under the rug.
Tasmanians are still in the dark about the outcome of an investigation Health Minister Sarah Courtney said last week was commissioned when Mr Griffin was stood down in October last year. And it is still a mystery as to why it took the state government more than a year to launch a review, only after it made national news headlines.
Both Labor and Liberal governments are complicit for allowing such crimes to go undetected for decades in a professional system that should protect and help people.
Maybe that's why there was a deafening silence on the matter during State Parliament last week.
It is pleasing to hear Ms Courtney saying that staff and community members should feel comfortable about speaking out if they have any information.
People should be encouraged, not prevented or discouraged from unveiling the truth so practices can be put into place to stop it happening again in any institution - let alone one entrusted to protect some of the community's most vulnerable.
Nothing short of a full independent inquiry that looks deeper than policy and procedures and is at arm's length from government and the department should satisfy Northern Tasmanians.