Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Former Treliske Chairman Vows To Clear His Name

news-health.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

2:51pm 21st June 2013

A Cornish health boss says there is a smear campaign against him.

Martin Watts claims he was forced to quit as chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital after a complaint about his conduct.

Now officials have told Pirate FM another one was upheld in January, after two different members of staff came forward.

Mr Watts tells the Westcountry Tonight he is the victim of a witch hunt.

He said: "I'm bewildered, deeply distressed personally and for my wife and family, and I think this is bullying and harrassment now against the Chairman.

Mr Watts has denied he made anyone feel uncomfortable: "Not at all. I was doing a presentation and I just went across and said 'would you mind making a note of the questions and answers?' so, no."

There is a warning the latest crisis at the Royal Cornwall hospital mustn't be allowed to distract from patient care

George Eustice, MP for Camborne and Redruth, said: "The sad thing about this, it's a bit of a distraction from the key task for Royal Cornwall Hospital which is to get its finances in order, get itself in shape and to give the best possible service to its patients.

"I think really now what the trust has got to do, he's resigned, we are where we are, I think they've now got to get a new Chairman in place as quickly as possible and try to put this episode behind them and really focus on getting themselves in shape to sort out their problems and get ready for the switch to Foundation status."

2:51pm 21st June 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Health and Wellbeing Show

WATCH: 'Bed Blocking' Causes Delays At Treliske

Bosses say there has been a big rise in A&E admissions

a30 avers

A30 Crash Victim Named

The 31-year-old from Penryn died on Wednesday night

Most read
Darren Rhys Witcombe.

PHOTOS: Newquay Human Remains Identified

The discovery was made at Tregurrian last year

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

UPDATE: Seven Rescued After House Fire

Cornwall News: Police treating the blaze in Newquay as an 'arson' attack

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Brexit Secretary David Davis won £1,000 on EU referendum bet

National News: Brexit Secretary David Davis has revealed he won £1,000 betting that the UK would leave the European Union.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan cleared of gun charge over hunting trip

Showbiz News: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been cleared of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbuck antelopes 18 years ago.

Donald Trump claims in interview he 'doesn't like' using Twitter

World News: Donald Trump, who has made headlines with his rants at critics on Twitter, has said he does not like using the social media platform.

Cornish Pirates Set For 'Tricky Customer'

Cornwall News: They are playing Nottingham in a New Year's Eve clash

'Where's Wally' fugitive hands himself in to police live on Facebook

Strange News: A man who changed his Facebook profile picture to Where's Wally as he was being pursued by police has handed himself in, live on social media.

Newer article

Homeless Pensioner's Charity Walk Ends

Cornwall News: Brian Pesce has walked a thousand miles to raise money for Children's Hospice Southwest

Older article

Cornish UFO Sightings Revealed

Cornwall News: The MOD reveals files showing reports from Delabole, Davidstow and Fowey

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.