No end to the farce that is RDGH?

The Star also reports today on the farce at RDGH:

Hospital’s huge bill for management shake-up

Huge bills are being racked up to pay for experts to turn around a financial crisis facing the NHS trust running Rotherham Hospitals.

Details of spending uncovered at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust include a deal which has earned a firm of executives tens of thousands in expenses – on top of fees worth £70,000 a month.

Another executive has been recruited from the United States at a cost of £25,000 a month plus expenses to rescue a failing multi-million-pound IT system.

The turmoil has led to the appointment of another executive on £600 a day to organise job cuts who also does not need to provide evidence for expenses of up to £300 a week. Read on and weep!

1 thought on “No end to the farce that is RDGH?

  1. The Yorkshire Post has covered all this in far greater detail:
    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/taxpayer-hit-by-huge-bill-as-us-experts-target-ailing-nhs-trust-1-5830731
    … and scroll-down for these two related stories.
    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/800-spent-on-cabs-in-month-by-bosses-who-ordered-fare-savings-1-5830583
    and
    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/us-expert-hired-weeks-after-arriving-in-uk-1-5830575

    Maybe it’s the price that has to be paid to dig the organisation out of the deep hole the previous management dug the trust into.
    … But those guys certainly got themselves a good deal on their expenses!

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