Payments to former nursing boss based in Barrow hospital reach £36,000
Last updated at 16:37, Friday, 11 October 2013
THE whereabouts of a former health boss who has been paid an estimated £36,000 of public cash over the last four months remains a mystery.
The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Furness General Hospital, announced in June its executive chief nurse Jackie Holt was being seconded to another organisation.
The trust confirmed it would pay Jackie Holt’s £109,730 salary for 12 months while she worked at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. But the Cheshire trust later backed out of the deal.
It is estimated by now UHMBT has paid Mrs Holt more than £36,000 despite her having no known duties within any NHS organisation.
When contacted, a trust spokeswoman said that their position remained the same as in their last statement in June.
Speaking at that time, Jackie Daniel, chief executive of the trust, said: “We announced on Monday June 17, 2013 that Jackie Holt, executive chief nurse was stepping down from her role, this has not changed.
“The new trust board has started the process of recruiting a replacement chief nurse and believes that this is the right time for a change in leadership. I want to be clear, this position will not change.
“Whilst Jackie Holt will not be taking up a secondment with the intended trust, for reasons beyond our control, I can confirm the intention remains to secure a secondment.”
First published at 16:26, Friday, 11 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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This is chickenfeed when you consider that Halsall, who left in February 2012, was still being paid full salary at least until 2 months ago when we last heard about it. The chances are he's STILL being paid as CE. Perhaps the Mail can find out for us?
An absolute disgrace when there is one department that is over 8 staff down and they are not being replaced and low-paid salaries being severely cut so people cannot pay their mortgage. But that's okay because the fatcats are increasing daily on their hugely inflated wages and egos.