Vitals Global Healthcare, that according to Minister Konrad Mizzi no longer owns three of our hospitals and according to itself is still considering whether to sell them, has today issued a warning to its employees:

‘Do not speak to the press. If the press speak to you, everything goes to head office. Do not answer questions. Do not respond to the media. Shut up’.

I am informed staff asked management why they felt this circular was necessary at this point and they were given the most contradictory, self-evidently untrue response possible: “it’s business as usual”.

Every management is entitled to expect its staff to comply with corporate communications rules. But in this time of apocalyptic crisis, the VGH management is not just revising its corporate policies. This is an odd time to be trimming the verge.

VGH have a lot to hide. Their employees may have at least some awareness of the details of the scam this nation has suffered at their hands and at the hands of the government that inflicted them on us.

I am not qualified to teach St Augustine. But our conscience tells us all that when one is aware of their bosses’ wrongdoing the right thing to do is to break communication rules that conceal that wrongdoing.

Do not be afraid.

Truth be told.