Sunday, 29 March 2009

£15,000 a month for suspended manager

The suspended boss of Stafford Hospital, where hundreds died on casualty wards, will receive £15,000 a month while an inquiry investigates his conduct.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Healthcare workers beware

The number one priority for every NHS organisation must be on providing excellent care for patients.

Organisational changes, financial pressures and government-imposed targets must not distract management away from this.

If you are being harassed by some Clipboard Queen or Management Bozo remember the sad story of Mid Staffordshire...

And the universal condemnation for their success and how they achieved this.

'There is something very wrong when trusts are achieving foundation status by putting the health of their budgets over the care of their patients.' Peter Carter, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing

Thursday, 19 March 2009

You have been warned.

Its official: Successful managers are disastrous too.

Mid Staffordshire Hospital was successful.

It met most of its targets.

It achieved Foundation Status.


Patients died and the 'successful' hospital 'caused deaths'.