Excerpts from the BBC interviews with the Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Gary Page and the new interim Chief Executive, Julie Cave.
According to Julie Cave, being paid six months’ salary, if one resigns and wants to leave immediately, is ‘routine’.
Is that only for failed and overpaid executives or is it ‘routine’ for front line staff too? Of course, while NHS executives routinely seek to avoid their responsibilities to patients and the NHS, front line staff do not.
The median salary of front line staff at NSFT fell by £289 in the 2016-17 financial year.
Why is Michael ‘Pay out’ Scott taking £87,000 of taxpayers’ money meant for the NHS?
The three ‘resigned’ directors of NSFT (Michael Scott, Jane Sayer and Leigh Howlett) will cost the NHS a staggering £185,000 over the next six months.
Which front line services are going to be cut to pay these rewards for failure?
Is Michael ‘Pay out’ Scott so greedy and shameless that he expects to be paid for not doing a job when the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found his organisation’s leadership inadequate?
Other honourable Chief Executives have refused pay outs when they have resigned after the trusts they led have been rated Inadequate and placed into Special Measures.
Then again, what should we expect from fatcat Michael ‘Pay out’ Scott?