Friday, 16 November 2007


From today's Guardian:

The NHS chief executive yesterday said he was "scandalised" by the £250,000 awarded to the manager of the hospital trust responsible for Britain's deadliest superbug outbreak.

David Nicholson also warned that health bosses risked losing touch with the real world. He told NHS leaders yesterday that he had been "scandalised" by the episode and said it created a powerful impression in the public mind of health service managers feathering their own nests after 90 people were killed by Clostridium difficile bacteria linked to failings in infection control at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust in Kent. Nicholson told the boards and senior managements of health trusts to reconnect with popular opinion: "One of the things that came out of [the Kent case] for me was that sometimes we lose perspective in the NHS about what our public really think about us."

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