Friday, 23 December 2011

NHS boss on £25,800 a MONTH

THE boss of West Cumberland Hospital and the Cumberland Infirmary has been paid £129,000 for his first five months in post, The Whitehaven News can reveal today.

Dr Neil Goodwin is the full-time interim chief executive of the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust.

The figure was revealed following a request to the Trust by The Whitehaven News under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. It equates to around £25,800 a month – similar to a year’s salary for some senior nurses.

Dr Goodwin started work at the cash-strapped Trust – now said to be in financial crisis – in June. The figure provided by the Trust through FOI was the total paid up until the end of October.

Sean Gibson, a regional organiser with the health union Unison, said: “It is a sickening amount of money at a time when many of his staff will not have a pay rise this year or next. Does this represent value for money considering his Trust is spending £1.2million per month over and above their budgets?

My comment: When will this madness end?

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