Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog has slammed practices which occurred during construction of the new $1.1 billion Bendigo Hospital, saying lax procedures enabled a former construction manager to engage in corrupt conduct and also finding that the chief executive officer engaged in conduct which contrary to the values of the public service.

In a special report tabled in the Victorian State Parliament, the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission outlined details of corrupt behaviour which it uncovered in respect of Bendigo Health’s construction of the new Bendigo Hospital. The investigation found that former construction manager Adam Hardinge had engaged in corrupt conduct including theft…