In the week that people were urged to stay away from Arrowe Park Hospital (APH) A&E because of a surge in demand we get an insight into one of the many reasons how things got that way. Read more here APH A&E
Our thanks go out to a concerned Wirral citizen who is asking all the right questions of Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) . The response they received to their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is an eye-opener to say the least. As previously reported David Allison ‘stepped down’ as CEO of WUTH in December . Read more here
We now find out Allison is currently ‘working his six months notice period’ . To which we can only ask – from where? The Caribbean ? Wherever Allison is he’ll still be getting half of his £300K annual salary for doing precisely NOTHING .
Considering the failures detailed in the damning report which we included in the Marmalizing the Bullies : St Frank or Sir Diddy ? post we need to ask whether such generous rewards for failing those who pay for and rely on the NHS should be allowed to continue.
And that’s not the end of it ! – Question 5 in the FOI request below relates to general allegations (current) at APH and although not necessarily against Allison, it is shocking to consider that there are SIX ( count’em !) ongoing bullying investigations .
Might we suggest that under the circumstances that the @wuthnhs#proud #PROUD branding needs to be put on hold until investigations are completed . How can NHS Improvement and WUTH management possibly be proud of any of this?