Wirral University Teaching Hospital : Imagine…there’s still no announcement on appointment of Chairman


Following on from our Ruthless WUTH post there was the inevitable Wirral Globe headline story which read 400 new parking spaces to be created at Arrowe Park Hospital after Globe campaign . Although it must be said that 400 new car parking spaces doesn’t necessarily mean that car parking charges for nurses at Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) sites will cease.  But hey! any excuse to publish  a letter sent to Birkenhead MP Frank Field – jointly signed by interim chairman Sir David ‘Diddy’ Henshaw and CEO Janelle Holmes.

Meanwhile we have reason to believe that there are bigger issues affecting WUTH in general and Henshaw and Holmes in particular as a well placed source writes :

Wirral Leaks of 10/12/18 says the announcement of new WUTH chair imminent
This is now at least 15 days overdue and there is limited intel only.
It seems the only applicant for the post has been interviewed the process is stalled at the governors. None of whom will give any more away – for real!

You may recall when former staff nurse Janelle Holmes CEO-bulldoze-through-fest stalled – Sir David Henshaw attended, met the governors to put them right. He’s a candidate this time so there are barriers that – even a rainmaker like him -cannot be circumvented so he can’t repeating his best and only trick – the Henshaw hardline.
It seems he also lacks  insight to now take the hint and withdraw his application in a dignified manner – suppose when the good Lord gives one the hide of a rhinoceros it’s there to be used.

Sir Dave’s track record is of some latter day Red Adair – called in when things boil over to put the lid back – obviously stifling any inconvenient discussion. Then like some mountebank he leaves town before the consequences of the quick-fix become evident.
The CSA went into melt down after this approach.
At St George’s NHS Trust; once he left the problems remained.
It only required matters to enter the real world when a St. George’s surgeon challenged the regimes legitimacy in court and won for the folly of Sir Dave’s only-trick to be exposed.
WUTH has a long-enduring, deeply dysfunctional culture. The directors (he has chaired for 9 months) wilfully fail to either recognise or address this.
Industrial psychologists ought to be highly visible. No really industrial psychologists ought to be on every corridor corner and tasked with re-introducing a fair culture – no sign yet!
What has likely changed at WUTH is jeopardy- I guess (and I don’t know) that the governors have woken up to realities. The execs have for years spoon-fed pap to the governors and have cowed the non-execs. One NED (Non -Executive Director) memorably told BMA (British Medical Association) reps they would never challenge an exec – despite that being in the Non-Exec’s job description.
Simply put – in 1 year execs have put 15% of the consultants out-of action [5% suspended, 10% now work elsewhere] it’s a simple calculation: if WUTH carry on like this there will be no senior doctors left.
This ought to be clear to Sir Dave – the execs don’t seem to have got the memo – not sure about the non- execs.
Stand by for the palace revolution; if the governors have  initiative – and it’s only  exercise of their  will – the executive and non-executives will become administrators held to account by the governors.
The remuneration committee that doubled executive salaries may be reconvened – CEO Janelle Holmes earned between £300 – 305,000 (including benefits) last year; yet to hear what she got when she was promoted. The governors may – choose to pay execs for what they do and not the multiples of clinician’s salary to show who’s boss.

You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one…


5 thoughts on “Wirral University Teaching Hospital : Imagine…there’s still no announcement on appointment of Chairman

  1. G’day Leaky

    Sorry to go off piste yet again Lordsville but you know I won’t go away without a proper public apology about the Wirral “Funny” Bizz £2,000,000.00 knock off scandal.

    Oh “Philly “FUCKING” LIar did you see the Thornton (was he related to Grant “Chocolate Teapot” Thorntonn that you lot use and fucking abuse at great expense to the public) the whistleblower tonight on the bbeb?

    You should be ashamed of yourself right down to your massive skid marked under daks.



    There is nothing decent about what you Jones, Tour, Adderley, Foulkes, Norman, Wilkie, Basnett, Bradbury, Ball, Armstrong et al with your 63 sheep and the rest of the arseholes did to “Highbrow” and me.



    am I pissed?

  2. G’Day The Leaksville

    Off piste again.

    Where is JQ?

    Where is JQ?

    Where is JQ?



    Must have been told to piste off.

    You don’t say anything publicly or wrral will fall like dominoes.

    They all have so much shit on each other JQ.


  3. G’day Leaky

    I am worried about JQ.

    Has he sent separate mail to you?

    What will your blog do without his imput?

    Come all without, come all within
    You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
    Come all without, come all within
    You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
    Everybody’s building ships and boats
    Some are building monuments, others are jotting down notes
    Everybody’s in despair, every girl and boy
    But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here, everybody’s gonna jump for joy
    Come all without, come all within
    You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn

    Thrive My Lord you will thrive.

    Should you phone the peroxide Chamber Potty Basnett and ask if he is ok and has he got the shits?

    Only 6 sleeps My Lovely and “Philly “FUCKING” Liar” might include an apology over Wirral “Funny” Bizz in your Xmas card XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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