Letter - 2012 was the year of the pay-offs

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IN August this year swaths of senior NHS trust bosses left the trust to go (along with appropriate payments) to other senior posts in the NHS leaving our local trust loosing £100.000 per day deficit, this, after spending millions of pounds on private consultants to do the job they were incapable of doing and despite their top NHS management pay.

In turn we got a new Trust chief, Stephen Eames, along with his pay of £300,000 per year. However this did nothing to stem the recent damming reports by the Care Quality Commission into patient care.

To date the only thing he seems to have achieved is alienating into strike action the very people who provide our front line services by attempting to cut the lowest waged employees by some 20%. Did Mr Eames volunteer to take a 20% cut? I don’t think so!


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