Pirate FM News

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

Second Cornish Health Boss Quits Within A Week

news-health.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

3:21pm 27th June 2013

The interim chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital has resigned after two days in the post.

It comes just a week after former Chairman Martin Watts quit, claiming he was the victim of a smear campaign.

Mr Watts says he was forced to stand down after two complaints against his conduct were upheld.

Now bosses at Treliske have confirmed his replacement Mike Higgins has gone too.

A spokesman for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust said: "We can confirm that Mike Higgins has decided to resign as interim Chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

"Clearly, this is disappointing but we continue to work with the NHS Trust Development Authority on both the interim arrangements and the permanent appointment of a new Chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

"We are committed to ensuring that all our staff feel able to raise any concerns they have, with the assurance that those concerns will be dealt with appropriately.

"We will not be distracted from our duties of continuing to provide excellent patient care."

A spokesperson for the NHS Trust Development Authority said: "We are actively working to ensure that Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has the leadership it needs as quickly as possible.  It is crucial that we get the right person to chair the trust to ensure that it continues both to provide excellent health care services for the local community and to work  towards achieving Foundation Trust status."

3:21pm 27th June 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
ramsay

PHOTOS: Gordon shells out on SECOND Cornish bolthole

It's while builders do up his other home!

william mead

WATCH: Grieving Cornish mum hosts sepsis service

Melissa Mead wants parents to know the signs

Most read
golitha falls

UPDATE: Man found dead in Cornish woodland

Police not treating the death as suspicious

quintrell downs crash

UPDATE: Five people injured in crash

A car and lorry hit at Quintrell Downs

Top articles

BREAKING: Man airlifted after plunging from cliffs

Cornwall News: Rescue crews were called to coastline near Lelant

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.

Two teenagers found dead at cliffs in Cleveland

National News: Two teenage boys have been found dead on the Cleveland coast.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Harrison Ford calls himself 'schmuck' after plane landing blunder

Showbiz News: Harrison Ford called himself a "schmuck" after he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a California airport and narrowly avoided a commercial airliner, an audio recording reveals.

Man in Joker mask arrested by US police

World News: A man has been arrested after he was seen walking around dressed as comic book supervillain the Joker, police in the US have said.

Alligator returns to give pro golfer fright

Sports News: An alligator bravely dispatched from the fairway by an American golfer during the Arnold Palmer Invitational returned for a second day - and this time it stood firm.

Newer article

Launceston Man Found Guilty Of Murdering His Grandad

Cornwall News: Stephen Lang was 19 when he attacked pensioner Tom and stole £300 from his wallet last April

Older article

Secret Report Completed Into Councillor Who Said Disabled Children "Should Be Put Down"

Cornwall News: Councillors will discuss whether Collin Brewer broke the Councillors' Code of Conduct

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.