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Right Arrow Executive Medical Director excluded pending investigation
19 September 2017 at 15:04

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust today (21st August 2017) excluded from work the Executive Medical Director.

 

The exclusion follows an independent review of culture at the Trust led by Prof Surinder Sharma, of Leicester University. The Trust commissioned the review following concerns raised by staff with Care Quality Commission inspectors.

 

The Executive Medical Director will remain excluded while an independently-led preliminary situational analysis takes place in line with the Trust policy.

 

Exclusion from work is not a disciplinary sanction but is a neutral action pending the completion of a preliminary situational analysis.

Richard Fraser, Chairman of the Trust, said: “The Trust expects the preliminary situational analysis to be completed promptly while, at the same time, ensuring the best interests of all parties are fairly served.

 

“I want to assure staff, patients, their families and the public that no aspect of the concerns raised relates to issues of patient care or safety.

 

“As this is an employment matter, there will be no further comment from the Trust while the preliminary situational analysis takes place.”

 

The Trust will confirm tomorrow (Tuesday) the interim Executive Medical Director and Responsible Officer arrangements.

 

Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

 

Telephone     01704 705061

Email              kimberley.rushton@nhs.net 

Web                www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk

Twitter            @SONHSTrust

 

 

Notes for editors

 

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.  We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.