‘Degrading’ AHPRA probe led to suicide, Senate told

A nurse took her own life after “degrading and subhuman” treatment from AHPRA as it investigated a vexatious complaint, a Senate inquiry has heard.

A submission to the inquiry into the medical complaints system claimed that the death would have been avoided if AHPRA had handled the investigation in a more dignified, supportive and impartial way.

The submission writer, another nurse whose name was not published, alleged that the complaint against her colleague was “vexatious and completely false”.

“During the investigation, my