A hospital accused of having a culture of bullying and intimidation and a serious shortage of beds has been cleared by a government investigation.

The Palmer United Party MP for Gaven, Dr Alex Douglas, raised concerns about Gold Coast Hospital in parliament in August.

He claimed the director of surgery, Dr Teresa Withers, and many others, had raised serious safety concerns, but they’d been swept aside.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said on Friday that a probe into the hospital had found no evidence of “unreasonable practice”.

It also backed measures taken by the hospital management to tackle overcrowding, including the creation of a Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) to help admissions to the emergency department.