9 episodes

A nurse lives in a quiet town in Tasmania, Australia. He spends his life working with children and is the ultimate father figure, but he has a dark secret.
People who still hold positions of power protected him. They are still protecting others.
Hear from childhood sexual assault survivors sharing their stories for the first time, and know that there are countless others waiting to be heard.
If you have any tips, information contact thenursepodcast@gmail.com

The Nurse Camille Bianchi

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

A nurse lives in a quiet town in Tasmania, Australia. He spends his life working with children and is the ultimate father figure, but he has a dark secret.
People who still hold positions of power protected him. They are still protecting others.
Hear from childhood sexual assault survivors sharing their stories for the first time, and know that there are countless others waiting to be heard.
If you have any tips, information contact thenursepodcast@gmail.com

    8. Under Pressure

    8. Under Pressure

    It started with a phone call, sent by the whistle blower I had intended you to meet.
    I wanted to wrap series one of The Nurse with a neat bow, ending it the way it began. But life is messy and things aren't black and white, so this isn't the episode I intended to write.
    Maybe one day we will meet them, but for now, it is enough that they told me one summer night and triggered all that has happened since.
    Like a Commission of Inquiry...
    This episode marks the last of the 'weekly drops' for a couple of weeks, unless or until news breaks. See you then.


    Tasmania Police are ready to deal with reports that relate to any criminal activity, historic or ongoing, but only those that include other perpetrators- please call them in the first instance: 131 444
    Anyone struggling with their mental health and feelings of suicidal ideation or depression can call LIFELINE AUSTRALIA 13 11 14
    Locals can reach Launceston counselling service Laurel House https://laurelhouse.org.au/


    Send any tips or information to thenursepodcast@protonmail.com


    Theme: Stronger Together - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    The Viscante Hit by Philip Rice
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6822-the-viscante-hit
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Clockwise by Philip Rice
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6806-clockwise
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Final Step by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5294-final-step-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Satiate - only percussion by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4320-satiate---only-percussion
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Satiate by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4322-satiate
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Sebastian J F by Philip Rice
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6819-sebastian-j-f
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Troublemaker Theme - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Long Note Four by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3991-long-note-four
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Watching The World by Philip Rice
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6824-watching-the-world
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Outsider - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Enter the Maze by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3712-enter-the-maze
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    • 39 min
    7. Here, There, Everywhere

    7. Here, There, Everywhere

    Jim Griffin worked as a maintenance officer at the University of Tasmania for around a decade in the 80s and 90s. So why is that relevant now?
    And what does it mean for those who were on the campus when he had the keys?


    Tasmania Police are ready to deal with reports that relate to any criminal activity, historic or ongoing, but only those that include other perpetrators- please call them in the first instance: 131 444
    Anyone struggling with their mental health and feelings of suicidal ideation or depression can call LIFELINE AUSTRALIA 13 11 14
    Locals can reach Launceston counselling service Laurel House https://laurelhouse.org.au/


    Send any tips or information to thenursepodcast@protonmail.com


    Theme: Stronger Together - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Troublemaker Theme - Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Outsider - Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    The Orders Theme - Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Unspoken - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Underscore#7 by Lilo Sound
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6379-underscore-7
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    "Hospital Emergency Room 1" Randall Gorden (releasethepassion.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0): 
    By Attribution 4.0 License
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    Deeplistening by Lilo Sound
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5778-deeplistening
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Half Mystery by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5026-half-mystery
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    www.soundbyter.com-whistle.wav CC Sampling Plus 1.0


    Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3681-drums-of-the-deep
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Underscore#6 by Lilo Sound
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6378-underscore-6
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Sebastian J F by Philip Rice
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6819-sebastian-j-f
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    • 44 min
    6. Rotten Apple

    6. Rotten Apple

    An independent Inquiry has been announced into the matter of James Griffin and his alleged abuses at Launceston General Hospital. But some say it doesn't go far enough - we need a Royal Commission.
    We then go back in history, for clues as to what may happen next.




    Tasmania Police are ready to deal with reports on this matter that relate to any criminal activity that is current or ongoing - please call them in the first instance: 131 444
    Anyone struggling with their mental health and feelings of suicidal ideation or depression can call LIFELINE AUSTRALIA 13 11 14
    Locals can reach Launceston counselling service Laurel House https://laurelhouse.org.au/


    Send any tips or information to thenursepodcast@protonmail.com


    Theme: Stronger Together - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    The Drama by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5381-the-drama-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 001 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5786-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-001
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Satiate - only percussion by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4320-satiate---only-percussion
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Interloper by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3919-interloper
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Long Note Four by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3991-long-note-four
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Satiate by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4322-satiate
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Troublemaker Theme - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Poltergeist - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Underscore#7 by Lilo Sound
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6379-underscore-7
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Enter the Maze by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3712-enter-the-maze
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Samba Stings by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4008-samba-stings
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 006 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6308-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-006
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Deeplistening by Lilo Sound
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5778-deeplistening
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    • 37 min
    5. The Prison

    5. The Prison

    Jim Griffin didn't spend all his time as a children's nurse on ward 4K. He also worked at Ashley Youth Detention Centre, a place characterised as "the perfect setting to prey on vulnerable kids." Let's go inside.


    Tasmania Police are ready to deal with reports on matters that relate to any criminal activity, historic or ongoing, but only those that include other perpetrators- please call them in the first instance: 131 444
    Anyone struggling with their mental health and feelings of suicidal ideation or depression can call LIFELINE AUSTRALIA 13 11 14
    Locals can reach Launceston counselling service Laurel House https://laurelhouse.org.au/


    Send any tips or information to thenursepodcast@protonmail.com


    Theme: Stronger Together - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Hiding Your Reality by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3875-hiding-your-reality
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Interloper by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3919-interloper
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Satiate by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4322-satiate
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Satiate - only percussion by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4320-satiate---only-percussion
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 002 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5789-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-002
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Poltergeist - Myuu


    Final Step by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5294-final-step-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Rising Tide by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5027-rising-tide
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Abstraction by Luca Fraula
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5734-abstraction
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/




    Deeplistening by Lilo Sound
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5778-deeplistening
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
     
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    • 35 min
    4. What They Knew

    4. What They Knew

    How did a Launceston nurse prey on children for almost 20 years on ward 4K? He was enabled. Reports come flowing in from a shocked community. We start to find out who knew what.
    We also hear about a newly-announced Independent Investigation on the actions of James Griffin at Launceston General Hospital, launched by the Tasmanian Government.


    Tasmania Police are ready to deal with reports that relate to any criminal activity, historic or ongoing, but only those that include other perpetrators. Call them on 131 444
    Anyone struggling with their mental health and feelings of suicidal ideation or depression can call LIFELINE AUSTRALIA 13 11 14
    Locals can reach Launceston counselling service Laurel House https://laurelhouse.org.au/


    Send any tips or information to thenursepodcast@protonmail.com




    Theme: Stronger Together - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Final Step by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5294-final-step-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Hiding Your Reality by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3875-hiding-your-reality
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Man Down by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4016-man-down
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Outsider - Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Unspoken - Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    The Order’s Theme - Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Troublemaker - Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Walking into Darkness - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Satiate - only percussion by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4320-satiate---only-percussion
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 001 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5786-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-001
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 002 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5789-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-002
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
     
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    • 46 min
    3. It Ends Here

    3. It Ends Here

    5 brave people have come forward and laid charges against Jim and the police are uncovering a trail of disturbing evidence. The trial date is imminent.
    Only, Jim will never go to court. As far as the courts are concerned, it's the end.
    Tasmania Police are ready to deal with reports that relate to any criminal activity, historic or ongoing, but only those that include other perpetrators - please call them in the first instance: 131 444
    Anyone struggling with their mental health and feelings of suicidal ideation or depression can call LIFELINE AUSTRALIA 13 11 14
    Locals can reach Launceston counselling service Laurel House https://laurelhouse.org.au/
    Send any tips or information to thenursepodcast@protonmail.com or Signal +61 437 639 211




    Theme: Stronger Together - Myuu thedarkpiano.com


    Bittersweet - Myuu


    Man Down by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4016-man-down
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Uplifting Playful by MusicLFiles
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6144-uplifting-playful
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Poltergeist - Myuu


    Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 001 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5786-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-001
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    The Way Out by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4513-the-way-out
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Newsflash 2 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/160-newsflash-2
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    The Drama by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5381-the-drama-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Peppy31 ,

Important story

A really important story to be told. Well researched. The host’s vocal fry might drive you to distraction though.

Nephthyz ,

Bravo

Thank you for telling the ‘story’
Abuse of any type especially child abuse tends to be not talked about. Wonderful to hear someone championing the victims and standing up to the ‘system’
Let’s put the shame where the shame belongs.
Also the hospital culture & management style is not only seen in Australia but NZ & worldwide.
Enough of the cover ups! Enough of tolerating bad behaviour.
A brave, courageous podcast

AS101111 ,

Excellent Investigative reporting

Have just finished listening to episode three and can’t recommend it enough.

While what Jim Griffin is “alleged” to have done (unfortunately he killed him self before he went to trial), the real story, which this podcast is exploring, is the failure of Tasmania‘s health system and potentially other institutions. For example, why was Jim let out on bail given the gravity of the charges he was facing? It’s not historical. There are live issues here and the system needs fixing desperately. If nothing is done there will be more stories like Jim’s. I’m sure that this podcast will force some changes.

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