David was present and performing procedures athis Townsville clinic when police raided the clinic, seizing the confidential medical records of thousands of patients.
“A large troop of plain clothes policemen came in waving a warrant and saying, you’ve got to stop everything and we have to seize everything in the place,” David said.
“A terrifying experience for my patients. The police were courteous. They didn’t go out of their way to make anybody feel uncomfortable and quite frankly, my own feeling was that the police were probably as uncomfortable as I was.
“They didn’t really want to be there. How do I know this? Because a number of them had wives and girlfriends who were patients of mine.”
David’s clinic was one of two clinics raided simultaneously in May 1985, the raids at the Brisbane Greenslopes clinic much larger and causing public outcry.
Find out more in the latest episode of Secrets We Keep: Shame, Lies and Family.