I'm not resigning says Royal Bournemouth Hospital chief executive after damning CQC report

Bournemouth Echo: Tony Spotswood, Chief Executive of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of Nursing Paula Shobbrook Tony Spotswood, Chief Executive of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of Nursing Paula Shobbrook

THE chief executive of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has apologised to patients who received poor care but claims it is still a safe place to be treated.

And Tony Spotswood says he sees no reason to resign or for anyone to lose their job over today’s damning Care Quality Commission report into the RBH.

Read the full Care Quality Commission report into RBH here

He also denied that he had “taken his eye off the ball” in the past two years by concentrating on the failed merger with Poole.

He told the Daily Echo: “We accept the broad findings of the report and would like to apologise to those patients who received poor care.

“Clearly it is unacceptable, but many of these issues have now been set right. We have talked directly with Professor Mike Richards and he agrees that all of this is fixable.”

He added: “Things have moved on since that report. We have put in place a number of changes in relation to staffing and care of the elderly, and we have already seen a number of improvements within the last six weeks. We know that from the feedback we have had from both patients and carers.”

The decision of the Competitions Commission to prohibit the merger didn’t have an impact on these services.

“I have been here 14 years and we have achieved a great deal in that time and there is plenty of evidence to support the fact that the Trust has been well led. In the past few years we were voted safe hospital of the year and hospital of the year, but nevertheless my focus is now on addressing these issues and ensuring changes are made at a pace.”

He agreed there were some cases where there should have been faster action in addressing some of the issues raised in the report.

“We treat around half a million patients a year - the hospital is too busy which presents higher risks at peak times so we need to take action to make it less busy by employing more staff and getting people out of hospitals at an appropriate time.”

Paula Shobbrook, Director of Nursing, added: “I don’t want patients to be frightened about coming into hospital. We have recruited more nurses: 57 newly qualified nurses are now working on our wards, and we have been building new ward sisters who are committed to raising standards. We are already receiving patient feed-back which says we are improving which is encouraging.”

The RBCH is an NHS foundation trust which is independent from the government, so it has greater freedom to decide how services are run. Mr Spotswood said they were also making changes at board level.

“We have appointed a new medical director and three non-executive directors. We have also created a new directorate of elderly care and put in a new clinical management team.”

Mr Spotswood added: “The public should have absolute confidence in the services that we are providing. This is a safe and effective hospital where they can be assured of getting good care.”

The CQC is due to return for a further inspection within three months of the Trust submitting a final action plan which is expected to be around early April.

  • Overall the report concludes that children’s care, midwifery, critical care and end of life care services at the hospital were good.

“Across the hospital, most staff were eager to give good care. Patients were complimentary about the care they received and the professionalism of staff on surgical services.”

CQC has told the Trust it must take action to improve in the following areas:

• All patients need to have their needs assessed and care delivered safely and in a timely manner by staff who are skilled to do so.

• At all times, patients must be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve and basic care needs must be met.

• The trust must reassure itself and stakeholders that all opportunities to drive quality improvement and quality assurance are taken.

• The trust must ensure that the required number of staff with the correct skills are employed and managed shift by shift, to demonstrate that there are sufficient staff to meet people’s needs.

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6:43am Wed 18 Dec 13

charlie2004 says...

Arrogant man. He should resign immediately. He wants to make RBCH less busy, well I expect many patients if given the choice will now chose to be treated elsewhere so that should make it less busy for him. Some of the finding in this report are shameful.
Arrogant man. He should resign immediately. He wants to make RBCH less busy, well I expect many patients if given the choice will now chose to be treated elsewhere so that should make it less busy for him. Some of the finding in this report are shameful. charlie2004

6:59am Wed 18 Dec 13

High Treason says...

He should be sacked. Not fit for purpose. Arrogant ****.
He should be sacked. Not fit for purpose. Arrogant ****. High Treason

7:13am Wed 18 Dec 13

Seethebestinlife says...

A very arrogant man, he has been running the hospital into the ground for years. Bring back matrons on the wards, to supervise the nursing staff, ensuring care and cleanliness!! It just seems everyone wants to pass the buck, well dear Mr Tony Spotswood I think it's high time you shipped out!!
A very arrogant man, he has been running the hospital into the ground for years. Bring back matrons on the wards, to supervise the nursing staff, ensuring care and cleanliness!! It just seems everyone wants to pass the buck, well dear Mr Tony Spotswood I think it's high time you shipped out!! Seethebestinlife

7:38am Wed 18 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

“No need for me to resign” - must be code for "watch this, I'm about to get sacked.".
“No need for me to resign” - must be code for "watch this, I'm about to get sacked.". Letcommonsenseprevail

7:59am Wed 18 Dec 13

Squars says...

So you blew £5 million on a failed merger and failed to ensure basic standards in your hospital, and there`s no need to resign? Only in the public sector!
So you blew £5 million on a failed merger and failed to ensure basic standards in your hospital, and there`s no need to resign? Only in the public sector! Squars

8:00am Wed 18 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

"No need to resign", unquestionably there is - it appears clear he has failed miserably!

But true to form when he does eventually leave this post - probably sooner rather than later now, after a decent interval he will simply reappear behind another NHS fat-cat desk or in a Health quango of some sort somewhere else. It's the systemic cronyistic culture inside the NHS system, nobody in management is ever required to account and everyone covers each other;s back for fear of being the next one in trouble.

Meanwhile Hospital patients continue to suffer or worse.....
"No need to resign", unquestionably there is - it appears clear he has failed miserably! But true to form when he does eventually leave this post - probably sooner rather than later now, after a decent interval he will simply reappear behind another NHS fat-cat desk or in a Health quango of some sort somewhere else. It's the systemic cronyistic culture inside the NHS system, nobody in management is ever required to account and everyone covers each other;s back for fear of being the next one in trouble. Meanwhile Hospital patients continue to suffer or worse..... muscliffman

8:12am Wed 18 Dec 13

echor23 says...

He states he has been there 14 years. Quite interesting as I have been dealing with bmth hospital with my parents for nearly 14 years and I don't have one good thing to say about them. He states there is no need to resign yet in my eyes he shouldn't resign, he should be sacked! An appalling hospital with unsatisfactory and sometimes brutal care. I have no words for what my own father went through there but all I will say is in his unecessary death bed he uttered the words 'get me out of this hellhole please' think this sums it up! Even basic procedures could not be done properly to the I'm afraid crude but vital point where my fathers catheter was placed so in sufficiently for so long his penis split in two! I know this is crude but this is what we were dealing with! Horrific!
He states he has been there 14 years. Quite interesting as I have been dealing with bmth hospital with my parents for nearly 14 years and I don't have one good thing to say about them. He states there is no need to resign yet in my eyes he shouldn't resign, he should be sacked! An appalling hospital with unsatisfactory and sometimes brutal care. I have no words for what my own father went through there but all I will say is in his unecessary death bed he uttered the words 'get me out of this hellhole please' think this sums it up! Even basic procedures could not be done properly to the I'm afraid crude but vital point where my fathers catheter was placed so in sufficiently for so long his penis split in two! I know this is crude but this is what we were dealing with! Horrific! echor23

8:15am Wed 18 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

Obviously not a Premier League manager, he would have had the sack this morning.
Obviously not a Premier League manager, he would have had the sack this morning. Lord Spring

8:38am Wed 18 Dec 13

arthur1948 says...

aftercare while I was in there was very poor....had various infections also...
it needs fresh ideas...old ones not working ...boot him out
aftercare while I was in there was very poor....had various infections also... it needs fresh ideas...old ones not working ...boot him out arthur1948

8:44am Wed 18 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

Tony Spotswood states,“We have appointed a new medical director and three non-executive directors. We have also created a new directorate of elderly care and put in a new clinical management team.” .

So quick to appoint more managers, so slow to appoint the many more nurses needed.
Spotswood has moaned for years about monetary constraints being blamed for staff cutbacks yet under his management be blew over £5,000,000 on the merger and £10.000 on the pay cartell which he pulled out of some months later with no rebate, add that to this damming report then I feel he should be in the dole office this morning, what an arrogant pig of a man he is.
Tony Spotswood states,“We have appointed a new medical director and three non-executive directors. We have also created a new directorate of elderly care and put in a new clinical management team.” . So quick to appoint more managers, so slow to appoint the many more nurses needed. Spotswood has moaned for years about monetary constraints being blamed for staff cutbacks yet under his management be blew over £5,000,000 on the merger and £10.000 on the pay cartell which he pulled out of some months later with no rebate, add that to this damming report then I feel he should be in the dole office this morning, what an arrogant pig of a man he is. Hessenford

8:58am Wed 18 Dec 13

hampreston harriet says...

Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame.
Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame. hampreston harriet

9:15am Wed 18 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.
If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot. Hessenford

9:17am Wed 18 Dec 13

gary95 says...

since the inspection over a month ago there has been changes to the wards and what you have to remember are the nurses that dedicate there time for little money and at cost to there family time whilst doing long hours maintaining and delivering high standards of care I should know my dad died at Bournemouth hospital and I have nothing but praise for the nurses and doctors
since the inspection over a month ago there has been changes to the wards and what you have to remember are the nurses that dedicate there time for little money and at cost to there family time whilst doing long hours maintaining and delivering high standards of care I should know my dad died at Bournemouth hospital and I have nothing but praise for the nurses and doctors gary95

9:31am Wed 18 Dec 13

platypus says...

RBH is not fit for purpose,my Mother was admitted with a stroke and when we visited her she had a bruise on the side of her face,the staff told us she had slipped out of bed, what care is that?
RBH is not fit for purpose,my Mother was admitted with a stroke and when we visited her she had a bruise on the side of her face,the staff told us she had slipped out of bed, what care is that? platypus

9:33am Wed 18 Dec 13

Anneaa says...

hampreston harriet wrote:
Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame.
Resign? No way! That would cost the Hospital Trust even more money! He should be SACKED. Because of his poor management of even the basic necessities such as cleanliness, my mother lost both her legs at the age of 75, due to MRSA after having only visited Podiatry for 6 months for treatment on toe ulcers which had been perfectly well treated without any infections for four years previously!! I am sure there are many other incidents over his 14 years!
[quote][p][bold]hampreston harriet[/bold] wrote: Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame.[/p][/quote]Resign? No way! That would cost the Hospital Trust even more money! He should be SACKED. Because of his poor management of even the basic necessities such as cleanliness, my mother lost both her legs at the age of 75, due to MRSA after having only visited Podiatry for 6 months for treatment on toe ulcers which had been perfectly well treated without any infections for four years previously!! I am sure there are many other incidents over his 14 years! Anneaa

10:02am Wed 18 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.
Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.[/p][/quote]Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension. muscliffman

10:05am Wed 18 Dec 13

echor23 says...

Anneaa wrote:
hampreston harriet wrote:
Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame.
Resign? No way! That would cost the Hospital Trust even more money! He should be SACKED. Because of his poor management of even the basic necessities such as cleanliness, my mother lost both her legs at the age of 75, due to MRSA after having only visited Podiatry for 6 months for treatment on toe ulcers which had been perfectly well treated without any infections for four years previously!! I am sure there are many other incidents over his 14 years!
It's very interesting you say this as my father was treated within podiatry and he went into urology ward where his feet were not treated at all and he started with only one small foot ulcer and because it ten wasn't tended to he developed necrosis (gangrene) and died! I blame the hospital purely for his death and I wonder how many other patients are loosing their legs, feet etc purely because of lack of care?
[quote][p][bold]Anneaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hampreston harriet[/bold] wrote: Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame.[/p][/quote]Resign? No way! That would cost the Hospital Trust even more money! He should be SACKED. Because of his poor management of even the basic necessities such as cleanliness, my mother lost both her legs at the age of 75, due to MRSA after having only visited Podiatry for 6 months for treatment on toe ulcers which had been perfectly well treated without any infections for four years previously!! I am sure there are many other incidents over his 14 years![/p][/quote]It's very interesting you say this as my father was treated within podiatry and he went into urology ward where his feet were not treated at all and he started with only one small foot ulcer and because it ten wasn't tended to he developed necrosis (gangrene) and died! I blame the hospital purely for his death and I wonder how many other patients are loosing their legs, feet etc purely because of lack of care? echor23

10:11am Wed 18 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.
Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.
So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.[/p][/quote]Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.[/p][/quote]So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves. Hessenford

10:11am Wed 18 Dec 13

bobthedestroyer says...

gary95 wrote:
since the inspection over a month ago there has been changes to the wards and what you have to remember are the nurses that dedicate there time for little money and at cost to there family time whilst doing long hours maintaining and delivering high standards of care I should know my dad died at Bournemouth hospital and I have nothing but praise for the nurses and doctors
There is nothing to remember...a report has highlighted failings that need to be addressed. Simple as that
[quote][p][bold]gary95[/bold] wrote: since the inspection over a month ago there has been changes to the wards and what you have to remember are the nurses that dedicate there time for little money and at cost to there family time whilst doing long hours maintaining and delivering high standards of care I should know my dad died at Bournemouth hospital and I have nothing but praise for the nurses and doctors[/p][/quote]There is nothing to remember...a report has highlighted failings that need to be addressed. Simple as that bobthedestroyer

10:13am Wed 18 Dec 13

bobthedestroyer says...

If they sack him he'll claim unfair dismissal and probably bloody win!! The public should be able to vote on who the "top bod" is the same as we had the chance with the Police Commisioner at least we could get rid of the arrogant **** then.

All I can suggest to peple is if you are wronged by the RBH don't waste time complaining sue them, then just then, they might get rid of the idiot
If they sack him he'll claim unfair dismissal and probably bloody win!! The public should be able to vote on who the "top bod" is the same as we had the chance with the Police Commisioner at least we could get rid of the arrogant **** then. All I can suggest to peple is if you are wronged by the RBH don't waste time complaining sue them, then just then, they might get rid of the idiot bobthedestroyer

10:21am Wed 18 Dec 13

BEAD1974 says...

Sadly RBH will never learn, whilst TS is in charge, the focus will remain on business and cash flow. Paulua Shobbrook will undoubtedly get some attention over this, and it is truly undeserved, as she has been constrained by resources and targets. There are ammends being made, but it is too little too late, there needs to be an overhaul and re-prioritisation of the whole system there. I have a dear friend who was in Ward 9 for 12 days, ppor standards of care, dirty ward areas, no continuity of staffing and incredibly poor communication. This is not uncommon, it takes a long time to change the culture of an organisation, and this needs addressing as a matter of priority. This will never happen whilst Tony remains in control.
Sadly RBH will never learn, whilst TS is in charge, the focus will remain on business and cash flow. Paulua Shobbrook will undoubtedly get some attention over this, and it is truly undeserved, as she has been constrained by resources and targets. There are ammends being made, but it is too little too late, there needs to be an overhaul and re-prioritisation of the whole system there. I have a dear friend who was in Ward 9 for 12 days, ppor standards of care, dirty ward areas, no continuity of staffing and incredibly poor communication. This is not uncommon, it takes a long time to change the culture of an organisation, and this needs addressing as a matter of priority. This will never happen whilst Tony remains in control. BEAD1974

10:32am Wed 18 Dec 13

TheDistrict says...

Mr Spotwood should be sacked, saving more money instead of wasting it on pensions and rewards. I do not blame the nursing staff, and other staffing within the RBH. The blame lied solely with the people at the top, whether administrative or medical, and Mr. Spotwood is right at the top, therefore he should step down. He states he has been at the hospital for 14 years, my mother was at the hands of the RBH in 2002, as was my father in 1998. Both suffered appaulingly. Therefore it has been going on for many years.
Mr Spotwood should be sacked, saving more money instead of wasting it on pensions and rewards. I do not blame the nursing staff, and other staffing within the RBH. The blame lied solely with the people at the top, whether administrative or medical, and Mr. Spotwood is right at the top, therefore he should step down. He states he has been at the hospital for 14 years, my mother was at the hands of the RBH in 2002, as was my father in 1998. Both suffered appaulingly. Therefore it has been going on for many years. TheDistrict

10:48am Wed 18 Dec 13

poolebob says...

I am lost for words reading Mr Spotswood's response,
My wife was in hospital last week and found the overall level of nursing care poor. Things have not moved on.

The report says "We found the trust overall was not ensuring effective leadership and governance across the hospital." That surely reflects badly on MR Spotswood.
I am lost for words reading Mr Spotswood's response, My wife was in hospital last week and found the overall level of nursing care poor. Things have not moved on. The report says "We found the trust overall was not ensuring effective leadership and governance across the hospital." That surely reflects badly on MR Spotswood. poolebob

10:57am Wed 18 Dec 13

Upkeep says...

Mr Spotswood you must stop blaming other people. The buck stops with you ! End of.
Mr Spotswood you must stop blaming other people. The buck stops with you ! End of. Upkeep

11:29am Wed 18 Dec 13

jsdorset says...

He is right not to resign. Sack the loser, he needs to be outed, he should not resign, as I am sure he could then resume his career elsewhere. Sack him NOW. On top of all the deaths that HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR he has wasted millions of pounds of NHS Trust money on the failed merger.
HE IS responsible as he is the top man there, no excuses FIRE him now. How can a person who is the ultimate boss who probably earns 6 figures plus and is responsible for all the decisions made and not be fired. This is peoples lives we are talking about here. No wonder this country is in such a state as no one takes any responsibility for their own actions. Remember "A fish stinks from the head down" Get rid of him.

To all the people who have lost loved ones because of this man, I would suggest getting all together and bringing a class action law suit against the this local NHS trust and name & shame him in the claim, as this report is evidence in your case. Maybe then he will get sacked.
Disgusting vile creature he is with no backbone and not an ounce of decency.
He is right not to resign. Sack the loser, he needs to be outed, he should not resign, as I am sure he could then resume his career elsewhere. Sack him NOW. On top of all the deaths that HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR he has wasted millions of pounds of NHS Trust money on the failed merger. HE IS responsible as he is the top man there, no excuses FIRE him now. How can a person who is the ultimate boss who probably earns 6 figures plus and is responsible for all the decisions made and not be fired. This is peoples lives we are talking about here. No wonder this country is in such a state as no one takes any responsibility for their own actions. Remember "A fish stinks from the head down" Get rid of him. To all the people who have lost loved ones because of this man, I would suggest getting all together and bringing a class action law suit against the this local NHS trust and name & shame him in the claim, as this report is evidence in your case. Maybe then he will get sacked. Disgusting vile creature he is with no backbone and not an ounce of decency. jsdorset

11:33am Wed 18 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.
Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.
So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves.
Apologies, on reflection perhaps I did not make myself that clear. My point was that for management to sack frontline staff they would have to first admit to some liability for the failure - we used to call it responsibility!

But we know from some of the worst NHS scandals currently surfacing that nobody in upper/middle management (or even the NHS Inspectorate) would acknowledge any problems existed, partly because they were under enormous political (mostly it seems Labour) pressure but certainly because they collectively feared for their own positions.

As a result NHS staff at all levels (including bad frontline workers) are/were rarely disciplined/sacked - even in situations much worse than this Bournemouth case.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.[/p][/quote]Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.[/p][/quote]So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves.[/p][/quote]Apologies, on reflection perhaps I did not make myself that clear. My point was that for management to sack frontline staff they would have to first admit to some liability for the failure - we used to call it responsibility! But we know from some of the worst NHS scandals currently surfacing that nobody in upper/middle management (or even the NHS Inspectorate) would acknowledge any problems existed, partly because they were under enormous political (mostly it seems Labour) pressure but certainly because they collectively feared for their own positions. As a result NHS staff at all levels (including bad frontline workers) are/were rarely disciplined/sacked - even in situations much worse than this Bournemouth case. muscliffman

11:42am Wed 18 Dec 13

BmthNewshound says...

"Tony Spotswood says he sees no reason to resign or for anyone to lose their job over today’s damning Care Quality Commission report into the RBH."
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Just about sums up how out of touch with reality Spotswood is and everything thats with the RBH. Resign, he should be sacked along with the hospitals other senior managers.
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Spotswood is more interested in preserving his fat cat salary and gold plated pension than he is in patient care.
"Tony Spotswood says he sees no reason to resign or for anyone to lose their job over today’s damning Care Quality Commission report into the RBH." . Just about sums up how out of touch with reality Spotswood is and everything thats with the RBH. Resign, he should be sacked along with the hospitals other senior managers. . Spotswood is more interested in preserving his fat cat salary and gold plated pension than he is in patient care. BmthNewshound

11:45am Wed 18 Dec 13

Hessenford says...

muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.
Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.
So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves.
Apologies, on reflection perhaps I did not make myself that clear. My point was that for management to sack frontline staff they would have to first admit to some liability for the failure - we used to call it responsibility!

But we know from some of the worst NHS scandals currently surfacing that nobody in upper/middle management (or even the NHS Inspectorate) would acknowledge any problems existed, partly because they were under enormous political (mostly it seems Labour) pressure but certainly because they collectively feared for their own positions.

As a result NHS staff at all levels (including bad frontline workers) are/were rarely disciplined/sacked - even in situations much worse than this Bournemouth case.
Sorry I don't agree, if someone were to do extensive damage to Trust property while performing their duties they would be sacked, I say this through hearing from someone who has worked for the NHS and was fired for negligence after causing £8500 worth of damage, they admitted being at fault I might add.
In Spotswoods case he has wasted £5,000,000 on a merger that most people knew would not be allowed to proceed and also £10,000 on the cartel, will he be disciplined for this vast waste of money, will he be sacked for this vast waste of money, will he resign for this vast waste of money, of course he wont, will he resign or be sacked over the CQC report, no he wont, but he bloody well should be.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.[/p][/quote]Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.[/p][/quote]So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves.[/p][/quote]Apologies, on reflection perhaps I did not make myself that clear. My point was that for management to sack frontline staff they would have to first admit to some liability for the failure - we used to call it responsibility! But we know from some of the worst NHS scandals currently surfacing that nobody in upper/middle management (or even the NHS Inspectorate) would acknowledge any problems existed, partly because they were under enormous political (mostly it seems Labour) pressure but certainly because they collectively feared for their own positions. As a result NHS staff at all levels (including bad frontline workers) are/were rarely disciplined/sacked - even in situations much worse than this Bournemouth case.[/p][/quote]Sorry I don't agree, if someone were to do extensive damage to Trust property while performing their duties they would be sacked, I say this through hearing from someone who has worked for the NHS and was fired for negligence after causing £8500 worth of damage, they admitted being at fault I might add. In Spotswoods case he has wasted £5,000,000 on a merger that most people knew would not be allowed to proceed and also £10,000 on the cartel, will he be disciplined for this vast waste of money, will he be sacked for this vast waste of money, will he resign for this vast waste of money, of course he wont, will he resign or be sacked over the CQC report, no he wont, but he bloody well should be. Hessenford

12:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

uberbloke says...

Not sure it will do any good but contact your Governor and tell them in no uncertain terms what you think

http://www.rbch.nhs.
uk/working_with_us/g
overnors_membership/
governors.php

If you have the time to comment here take the same amount of time to email/phone them. I already have.
Not sure it will do any good but contact your Governor and tell them in no uncertain terms what you think http://www.rbch.nhs. uk/working_with_us/g overnors_membership/ governors.php If you have the time to comment here take the same amount of time to email/phone them. I already have. uberbloke

12:41pm Wed 18 Dec 13

lionheart says...

BEAD1974 wrote:
Sadly RBH will never learn, whilst TS is in charge, the focus will remain on business and cash flow. Paulua Shobbrook will undoubtedly get some attention over this, and it is truly undeserved, as she has been constrained by resources and targets. There are ammends being made, but it is too little too late, there needs to be an overhaul and re-prioritisation of the whole system there. I have a dear friend who was in Ward 9 for 12 days, ppor standards of care, dirty ward areas, no continuity of staffing and incredibly poor communication. This is not uncommon, it takes a long time to change the culture of an organisation, and this needs addressing as a matter of priority. This will never happen whilst Tony remains in control.
Spotswood should be sacked.

Having visited a relative in Ward 28 over a period of 3 months, care of the elderly was consistently appalling through lack of staff. However from experience I can't speak highly enough of the team in the Cardiac Unit and CCU.
[quote][p][bold]BEAD1974[/bold] wrote: Sadly RBH will never learn, whilst TS is in charge, the focus will remain on business and cash flow. Paulua Shobbrook will undoubtedly get some attention over this, and it is truly undeserved, as she has been constrained by resources and targets. There are ammends being made, but it is too little too late, there needs to be an overhaul and re-prioritisation of the whole system there. I have a dear friend who was in Ward 9 for 12 days, ppor standards of care, dirty ward areas, no continuity of staffing and incredibly poor communication. This is not uncommon, it takes a long time to change the culture of an organisation, and this needs addressing as a matter of priority. This will never happen whilst Tony remains in control.[/p][/quote]Spotswood should be sacked. Having visited a relative in Ward 28 over a period of 3 months, care of the elderly was consistently appalling through lack of staff. However from experience I can't speak highly enough of the team in the Cardiac Unit and CCU. lionheart

12:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

your having a laugh111 says...

What a disgraceful comment from him, what is he going to do carry on the same way. How many people might have died through his incompetence to run the hospital.
What a disgraceful comment from him, what is he going to do carry on the same way. How many people might have died through his incompetence to run the hospital. your having a laugh111

1:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.
Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.
So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves.
Apologies, on reflection perhaps I did not make myself that clear. My point was that for management to sack frontline staff they would have to first admit to some liability for the failure - we used to call it responsibility!

But we know from some of the worst NHS scandals currently surfacing that nobody in upper/middle management (or even the NHS Inspectorate) would acknowledge any problems existed, partly because they were under enormous political (mostly it seems Labour) pressure but certainly because they collectively feared for their own positions.

As a result NHS staff at all levels (including bad frontline workers) are/were rarely disciplined/sacked - even in situations much worse than this Bournemouth case.
Sorry I don't agree, if someone were to do extensive damage to Trust property while performing their duties they would be sacked, I say this through hearing from someone who has worked for the NHS and was fired for negligence after causing £8500 worth of damage, they admitted being at fault I might add.
In Spotswoods case he has wasted £5,000,000 on a merger that most people knew would not be allowed to proceed and also £10,000 on the cartel, will he be disciplined for this vast waste of money, will he be sacked for this vast waste of money, will he resign for this vast waste of money, of course he wont, will he resign or be sacked over the CQC report, no he wont, but he bloody well should be.
I see your point, but admitting to negligently causing serious damage to NHS equipment/property in a single incident is rather different to long term systemic poor work performance in respect of patient care - and it would not reflect back upon NHS management/targets in the same way.

However we can fully agree about the public money, time and energy wasted on the on/off Hospital merger.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: If anyone else within the hospital from front line services were facing the same criticisms they would be sacked on the spot.[/p][/quote]Sadly I have to disagree, the NHS suffers the habitual modern day public sector problem, nobody in upper management ever accepts any responsibility for their failings - only the pay, perks and pension.[/p][/quote]So how can you disagree, I have just said that front line workers would be sacked, meaning that upper management normally either get away with these complaints of mainly blame someone else to avoid being disciplined themselves.[/p][/quote]Apologies, on reflection perhaps I did not make myself that clear. My point was that for management to sack frontline staff they would have to first admit to some liability for the failure - we used to call it responsibility! But we know from some of the worst NHS scandals currently surfacing that nobody in upper/middle management (or even the NHS Inspectorate) would acknowledge any problems existed, partly because they were under enormous political (mostly it seems Labour) pressure but certainly because they collectively feared for their own positions. As a result NHS staff at all levels (including bad frontline workers) are/were rarely disciplined/sacked - even in situations much worse than this Bournemouth case.[/p][/quote]Sorry I don't agree, if someone were to do extensive damage to Trust property while performing their duties they would be sacked, I say this through hearing from someone who has worked for the NHS and was fired for negligence after causing £8500 worth of damage, they admitted being at fault I might add. In Spotswoods case he has wasted £5,000,000 on a merger that most people knew would not be allowed to proceed and also £10,000 on the cartel, will he be disciplined for this vast waste of money, will he be sacked for this vast waste of money, will he resign for this vast waste of money, of course he wont, will he resign or be sacked over the CQC report, no he wont, but he bloody well should be.[/p][/quote]I see your point, but admitting to negligently causing serious damage to NHS equipment/property in a single incident is rather different to long term systemic poor work performance in respect of patient care - and it would not reflect back upon NHS management/targets in the same way. However we can fully agree about the public money, time and energy wasted on the on/off Hospital merger. muscliffman

1:38pm Wed 18 Dec 13

skydriver says...

If Spotswood got off his backside and got out of his ivory tower, and looked around the hospital a bit more he would know what was going on.He is too interested in cutting cost and keeping an eye on targets, he has cut staff pay, at all levels, except at the top, and he thinks he should keep his job, wish on.
If he was in my employ he would have been sacked long ago for gross incompetence , he should go now, and his second in command should take over whilst a replacement is found. Further more there is no need to give him a pay off and he should forgo his overinflated pension..Go now before your pushed.
I would like to add if one of his staff had put the hospital name into headline news they would have been fired so why should he been any different ?
If Spotswood got off his backside and got out of his ivory tower, and looked around the hospital a bit more he would know what was going on.He is too interested in cutting cost and keeping an eye on targets, he has cut staff pay, at all levels, except at the top, and he thinks he should keep his job, wish on. If he was in my employ he would have been sacked long ago for gross incompetence , he should go now, and his second in command should take over whilst a replacement is found. Further more there is no need to give him a pay off and he should forgo his overinflated pension..Go now before your pushed. I would like to add if one of his staff had put the hospital name into headline news they would have been fired so why should he been any different ? skydriver

1:45pm Wed 18 Dec 13

wilkiemini says...

Figs sack him......or we'll get together to ensure you do!
Figs sack him......or we'll get together to ensure you do! wilkiemini

1:49pm Wed 18 Dec 13

bmthgirl64 says...

Tony Spotswood... you must go. You can no longer delegate responsibility for the failures at the hospital as you have in the past. My mother suffered at the RBH... left half naked in a wheelchair by an open door in casualty for hours and hours.. in pain with a broken arm... had to cover her with our own coats. Go now and let someone with the will to turn things around have a go.
Tony Spotswood... you must go. You can no longer delegate responsibility for the failures at the hospital as you have in the past. My mother suffered at the RBH... left half naked in a wheelchair by an open door in casualty for hours and hours.. in pain with a broken arm... had to cover her with our own coats. Go now and let someone with the will to turn things around have a go. bmthgirl64

2:03pm Wed 18 Dec 13

sea poole says...

Has anyone noticed that the improvements have only taken place SINCE the inspection? Why does it take others to tell the man what needs to be done? Surely, that's down to him -not to wait until someone else points things out? If this was an Ofsted school inspection, the leader (Headteacher) would have gone by now. What on earth gives him the right to remain when he's responsible for getting the hospital into such a mess in the first place?
Has anyone noticed that the improvements have only taken place SINCE the inspection? Why does it take others to tell the man what needs to be done? Surely, that's down to him -not to wait until someone else points things out? If this was an Ofsted school inspection, the leader (Headteacher) would have gone by now. What on earth gives him the right to remain when he's responsible for getting the hospital into such a mess in the first place? sea poole

2:15pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Sue Liversidge says...

"I am sorry, changes have been made, new people have been appointed" what total RUBBISH Tony Spotswood.

This is exactly what you told my family 5 years ago after my darling mum died after being admitted to your hospital for a knee replacement. She was neglected, abused, terrorised and sustained a broken hip from being dropped by two of your nurses who should have been using a hoist. She never recovered from this trauma. Your staff killed her spirit and killed her - shame on you!!!

It was bad back then and it still is. Nothing has changed in 5 years and nothing will change - UNLESS YOU ARE SACKED!!!!
"I am sorry, changes have been made, new people have been appointed" what total RUBBISH Tony Spotswood. This is exactly what you told my family 5 years ago after my darling mum died after being admitted to your hospital for a knee replacement. She was neglected, abused, terrorised and sustained a broken hip from being dropped by two of your nurses who should have been using a hoist. She never recovered from this trauma. Your staff killed her spirit and killed her - shame on you!!! It was bad back then and it still is. Nothing has changed in 5 years and nothing will change - UNLESS YOU ARE SACKED!!!! Sue Liversidge

2:18pm Wed 18 Dec 13

skydriver says...

sea poole wrote:
Has anyone noticed that the improvements have only taken place SINCE the inspection? Why does it take others to tell the man what needs to be done? Surely, that's down to him -not to wait until someone else points things out? If this was an Ofsted school inspection, the leader (Headteacher) would have gone by now. What on earth gives him the right to remain when he's responsible for getting the hospital into such a mess in the first place?
I agree, read my comment, if he had got off his backside a bit more he would have noticed. He clearly is NOT a person who can manage. He shouldn't be in charge of toy town let alone a hospital were lives are at stake...
All of these comments written about him are all in favour of getting ride of him ASAP..
Once again I totally agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Has anyone noticed that the improvements have only taken place SINCE the inspection? Why does it take others to tell the man what needs to be done? Surely, that's down to him -not to wait until someone else points things out? If this was an Ofsted school inspection, the leader (Headteacher) would have gone by now. What on earth gives him the right to remain when he's responsible for getting the hospital into such a mess in the first place?[/p][/quote]I agree, read my comment, if he had got off his backside a bit more he would have noticed. He clearly is NOT a person who can manage. He shouldn't be in charge of toy town let alone a hospital were lives are at stake... All of these comments written about him are all in favour of getting ride of him ASAP.. Once again I totally agree with you. skydriver

2:18pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Sue Liversidge says...

It would appear that Belinda Atkinson has gone as there is a new Director of Nursing. Good - 1 down only Simon Durlsey (Complaints Manager) and Tony Spotswood to go!
It would appear that Belinda Atkinson has gone as there is a new Director of Nursing. Good - 1 down only Simon Durlsey (Complaints Manager) and Tony Spotswood to go! Sue Liversidge

2:39pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Molecatcher says...

Spotswood has a hide like a rhinoserous. Sacking is too good for him. If it was left up me, I would have him hanged, drawn and quartered.
Spotswood has a hide like a rhinoserous. Sacking is too good for him. If it was left up me, I would have him hanged, drawn and quartered. Molecatcher

2:52pm Wed 18 Dec 13

christchurch_d says...

"and we have been building new ward sisters who are committed to raising standards."

Impressive - I didn't know ward sisters could be built.
"and we have been building new ward sisters who are committed to raising standards." Impressive - I didn't know ward sisters could be built. christchurch_d

3:00pm Wed 18 Dec 13

seaviews says...

Trouble is if he does resign or gets sacked he will only be replaced with the same type of Jobsworth. Unfortunately to qualify for the job I suspect you are required to have a whole pile of NHS courses etc under your belt so the only people in a position to replace him are exactly the same as him!

Need new blood, someone who has not been through the NHS grinder.
Trouble is if he does resign or gets sacked he will only be replaced with the same type of Jobsworth. Unfortunately to qualify for the job I suspect you are required to have a whole pile of NHS courses etc under your belt so the only people in a position to replace him are exactly the same as him! Need new blood, someone who has not been through the NHS grinder. seaviews

3:12pm Wed 18 Dec 13

coster says...

This response is typical of the 'Public Service' - Arrogant, Uncaring, totally without conscience when brought to account. A response seen throughout Social Services, Schooling and NHS all around the UK.
This response is typical of the 'Public Service' - Arrogant, Uncaring, totally without conscience when brought to account. A response seen throughout Social Services, Schooling and NHS all around the UK. coster

3:58pm Wed 18 Dec 13

TheDistrict says...

The RBH has had ward sisters for years. Read my report above. My mother's ward had a ward sister, who did not work weekends, or relieved by another. Will they cover words 24/7. I doubt it if Spotwood has anything to do with it. Turn out the lights and hand your keys in when you leave tonight. Your fired.
The RBH has had ward sisters for years. Read my report above. My mother's ward had a ward sister, who did not work weekends, or relieved by another. Will they cover words 24/7. I doubt it if Spotwood has anything to do with it. Turn out the lights and hand your keys in when you leave tonight. Your fired. TheDistrict

4:35pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Dorset Logic says...

I like accountancy and extremely high wages with little real responsibility, can I have a go
I like accountancy and extremely high wages with little real responsibility, can I have a go Dorset Logic

4:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

Quite frankly, this is an absolute disgrace!! He should be ashamed of his actions, and go immediately!!! He's certainly not fit to hold his office, and makes a mockery of his no doubt over sized salary, while staff struggle because they're short in numbers, quite often not able to even take their ONE break in their shift. Yet HE can sit in his Ivory Tower and get away with this debacle!!
Quite frankly, this is an absolute disgrace!! He should be ashamed of his actions, and go immediately!!! He's certainly not fit to hold his office, and makes a mockery of his no doubt over sized salary, while staff struggle because they're short in numbers, quite often not able to even take their ONE break in their shift. Yet HE can sit in his Ivory Tower and get away with this debacle!! Afcbpete

5:09pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Ebb Tide says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Quite frankly, this is an absolute disgrace!! He should be ashamed of his actions, and go immediately!!! He's certainly not fit to hold his office, and makes a mockery of his no doubt over sized salary, while staff struggle because they're short in numbers, quite often not able to even take their ONE break in their shift. Yet HE can sit in his Ivory Tower and get away with this debacle!!
Guess there will be some people relieved that the Competition Committee prohibited a local hospital merger. It could be said that 'the system' protected some of us, even though it was slow and expensive.

However, was there something wrong with the appointments procedures that designated him as the preferred candidate for he mooted merged hospital. If so, can we be protected from poor decisions coming from the 'appointments system' too please ?

The considered opinions of the elected governors at Bournemouth are awaited with interest. Hopefully we do not have to wait very long for a relevant statement.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Quite frankly, this is an absolute disgrace!! He should be ashamed of his actions, and go immediately!!! He's certainly not fit to hold his office, and makes a mockery of his no doubt over sized salary, while staff struggle because they're short in numbers, quite often not able to even take their ONE break in their shift. Yet HE can sit in his Ivory Tower and get away with this debacle!![/p][/quote]Guess there will be some people relieved that the Competition Committee prohibited a local hospital merger. It could be said that 'the system' protected some of us, even though it was slow and expensive. However, was there something wrong with the appointments procedures that designated him as the preferred candidate for he mooted merged hospital. If so, can we be protected from poor decisions coming from the 'appointments system' too please ? The considered opinions of the elected governors at Bournemouth are awaited with interest. Hopefully we do not have to wait very long for a relevant statement. Ebb Tide

5:19pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

Ebb Tide wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Quite frankly, this is an absolute disgrace!! He should be ashamed of his actions, and go immediately!!! He's certainly not fit to hold his office, and makes a mockery of his no doubt over sized salary, while staff struggle because they're short in numbers, quite often not able to even take their ONE break in their shift. Yet HE can sit in his Ivory Tower and get away with this debacle!!
Guess there will be some people relieved that the Competition Committee prohibited a local hospital merger. It could be said that 'the system' protected some of us, even though it was slow and expensive.

However, was there something wrong with the appointments procedures that designated him as the preferred candidate for he mooted merged hospital. If so, can we be protected from poor decisions coming from the 'appointments system' too please ?

The considered opinions of the elected governors at Bournemouth are awaited with interest. Hopefully we do not have to wait very long for a relevant statement.
The money that they manage to waste is equally disgraceful!!
[quote][p][bold]Ebb Tide[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Quite frankly, this is an absolute disgrace!! He should be ashamed of his actions, and go immediately!!! He's certainly not fit to hold his office, and makes a mockery of his no doubt over sized salary, while staff struggle because they're short in numbers, quite often not able to even take their ONE break in their shift. Yet HE can sit in his Ivory Tower and get away with this debacle!![/p][/quote]Guess there will be some people relieved that the Competition Committee prohibited a local hospital merger. It could be said that 'the system' protected some of us, even though it was slow and expensive. However, was there something wrong with the appointments procedures that designated him as the preferred candidate for he mooted merged hospital. If so, can we be protected from poor decisions coming from the 'appointments system' too please ? The considered opinions of the elected governors at Bournemouth are awaited with interest. Hopefully we do not have to wait very long for a relevant statement.[/p][/quote]The money that they manage to waste is equally disgraceful!! Afcbpete

5:35pm Wed 18 Dec 13

SeafaringMan says...

christchurch_d wrote:
"and we have been building new ward sisters who are committed to raising standards."

Impressive - I didn't know ward sisters could be built.
Pity they threw away the mould, otherwise they could build a new Matron!
[quote][p][bold]christchurch_d[/bold] wrote: "and we have been building new ward sisters who are committed to raising standards." Impressive - I didn't know ward sisters could be built.[/p][/quote]Pity they threw away the mould, otherwise they could build a new Matron! SeafaringMan

5:46pm Wed 18 Dec 13

SeafaringMan says...

christchurch_d wrote:
"and we have been building new ward sisters who are committed to raising standards."

Impressive - I didn't know ward sisters could be built.
Pity they threw away the mould, otherwise they could have built a new Matron!
[quote][p][bold]christchurch_d[/bold] wrote: "and we have been building new ward sisters who are committed to raising standards." Impressive - I didn't know ward sisters could be built.[/p][/quote]Pity they threw away the mould, otherwise they could have built a new Matron! SeafaringMan

5:50pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Cock Robin says...

"No need to resign"

That should be a correct statement. He should have been out on his **se within minutes of that report's publication. No golden handshake, no notice, no pension rights.

The man who presided over a "Dangerous" hospital not summarily sacked?

This is people's lives at stake!

Only in the public sector!!!!!
"No need to resign" That should be a correct statement. He should have been out on his **se within minutes of that report's publication. No golden handshake, no notice, no pension rights. The man who presided over a "Dangerous" hospital not summarily sacked? This is people's lives at stake! Only in the public sector!!!!! Cock Robin

6:19pm Wed 18 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

Resign?
Don't be daft.
I will keep my luverly juberly salary and pension.
Resign? Don't be daft. I will keep my luverly juberly salary and pension. BIGTONE

6:57pm Wed 18 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

High Treason wrote:
He should be sacked. Not fit for purpose. Arrogant ****.
I think the Chinese have a better way of dealing with pillocks like him.....
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: He should be sacked. Not fit for purpose. Arrogant ****.[/p][/quote]I think the Chinese have a better way of dealing with pillocks like him..... O'Reilly

7:00pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Ex PHC says...

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP surely has the power to remove the ineffective Chief Executive Tony Spotswood who should have resigned but won't. He thinks he is immune. Write to Jeremy in your droves this may promte a reaction
The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP surely has the power to remove the ineffective Chief Executive Tony Spotswood who should have resigned but won't. He thinks he is immune. Write to Jeremy in your droves this may promte a reaction Ex PHC

7:05pm Wed 18 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

A pair of Common Purpose Freaks.......FFS wake up to the takeover of your everyday amenities by this creeping Marxism.
A pair of Common Purpose Freaks.......FFS wake up to the takeover of your everyday amenities by this creeping Marxism. O'Reilly

7:06pm Wed 18 Dec 13

sea poole says...

I can't recall such venom directed towards a single person since Idi Amin, Gadaffi and the likes. Not one comment has even the slightest spark of sympathy or support. Surely he must realise his position is totally untenable...?
I can't recall such venom directed towards a single person since Idi Amin, Gadaffi and the likes. Not one comment has even the slightest spark of sympathy or support. Surely he must realise his position is totally untenable...? sea poole

7:15pm Wed 18 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

TheDistrict wrote:
The RBH has had ward sisters for years. Read my report above. My mother's ward had a ward sister, who did not work weekends, or relieved by another. Will they cover words 24/7. I doubt it if Spotwood has anything to do with it. Turn out the lights and hand your keys in when you leave tonight. Your fired.
When my mother was in for an Aorta procedure - she is a retired nurse also served WWII - she reliably informed me the sister never once left her station to enquire about the patients well being. Caring?
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: The RBH has had ward sisters for years. Read my report above. My mother's ward had a ward sister, who did not work weekends, or relieved by another. Will they cover words 24/7. I doubt it if Spotwood has anything to do with it. Turn out the lights and hand your keys in when you leave tonight. Your fired.[/p][/quote]When my mother was in for an Aorta procedure - she is a retired nurse also served WWII - she reliably informed me the sister never once left her station to enquire about the patients well being. Caring? O'Reilly

7:45pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

O'Reilly wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
The RBH has had ward sisters for years. Read my report above. My mother's ward had a ward sister, who did not work weekends, or relieved by another. Will they cover words 24/7. I doubt it if Spotwood has anything to do with it. Turn out the lights and hand your keys in when you leave tonight. Your fired.
When my mother was in for an Aorta procedure - she is a retired nurse also served WWII - she reliably informed me the sister never once left her station to enquire about the patients well being. Caring?
The sisters just want the patients out of the door as quickly as possible to free up beds, that's what they spend their time doing.... They care little about the patients OR the staff!!
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: The RBH has had ward sisters for years. Read my report above. My mother's ward had a ward sister, who did not work weekends, or relieved by another. Will they cover words 24/7. I doubt it if Spotwood has anything to do with it. Turn out the lights and hand your keys in when you leave tonight. Your fired.[/p][/quote]When my mother was in for an Aorta procedure - she is a retired nurse also served WWII - she reliably informed me the sister never once left her station to enquire about the patients well being. Caring?[/p][/quote]The sisters just want the patients out of the door as quickly as possible to free up beds, that's what they spend their time doing.... They care little about the patients OR the staff!! Afcbpete

11:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

He Touched So Many...... says...

echor23 wrote:
He states he has been there 14 years. Quite interesting as I have been dealing with bmth hospital with my parents for nearly 14 years and I don't have one good thing to say about them. He states there is no need to resign yet in my eyes he shouldn't resign, he should be sacked! An appalling hospital with unsatisfactory and sometimes brutal care. I have no words for what my own father went through there but all I will say is in his unecessary death bed he uttered the words 'get me out of this hellhole please' think this sums it up! Even basic procedures could not be done properly to the I'm afraid crude but vital point where my fathers catheter was placed so in sufficiently for so long his penis split in two! I know this is crude but this is what we were dealing with! Horrific!
'''All this is fixable'' - 5 members of my family dead, one permanently disabled after being sent home from A&E on aspirin when he'd actually had a haemmoragic stroke - sent home because the ct scanners were all booked for private patients and if he d waited you would have gone over the 4 hour time limit.
Arent we lucky hes such a good mate of sherriff payne at the coroner's office!
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: He states he has been there 14 years. Quite interesting as I have been dealing with bmth hospital with my parents for nearly 14 years and I don't have one good thing to say about them. He states there is no need to resign yet in my eyes he shouldn't resign, he should be sacked! An appalling hospital with unsatisfactory and sometimes brutal care. I have no words for what my own father went through there but all I will say is in his unecessary death bed he uttered the words 'get me out of this hellhole please' think this sums it up! Even basic procedures could not be done properly to the I'm afraid crude but vital point where my fathers catheter was placed so in sufficiently for so long his penis split in two! I know this is crude but this is what we were dealing with! Horrific![/p][/quote]'''All this is fixable'' - 5 members of my family dead, one permanently disabled after being sent home from A&E on aspirin when he'd actually had a haemmoragic stroke - sent home because the ct scanners were all booked for private patients and if he d waited you would have gone over the 4 hour time limit. Arent we lucky hes such a good mate of sherriff payne at the coroner's office! He Touched So Many......

11:29pm Wed 18 Dec 13

He Touched So Many...... says...

echor23 wrote:
Anneaa wrote:
hampreston harriet wrote:
Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame.
Resign? No way! That would cost the Hospital Trust even more money! He should be SACKED. Because of his poor management of even the basic necessities such as cleanliness, my mother lost both her legs at the age of 75, due to MRSA after having only visited Podiatry for 6 months for treatment on toe ulcers which had been perfectly well treated without any infections for four years previously!! I am sure there are many other incidents over his 14 years!
It's very interesting you say this as my father was treated within podiatry and he went into urology ward where his feet were not treated at all and he started with only one small foot ulcer and because it ten wasn't tended to he developed necrosis (gangrene) and died! I blame the hospital purely for his death and I wonder how many other patients are loosing their legs, feet etc purely because of lack of care?
did they kill him on the liverpool care pathway? they have been using it since 2006in there..only we found out they dont always write it on the records...once they've made your relative unconcious , they lie and say 'we dont know why he's gone that way, its probably a stroke, can we make him comfy?'and before you know it they're statues in an irreversible coma then dead! They love the LCP in Urology - kept their waiting lists down for years with it....
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anneaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hampreston harriet[/bold] wrote: Sorry Mr Spotswood but I think you should resign right now. You have been paid well over the odds to run RBH and you have failed dismally. The buck stops with you and there is no-one else who should be taking the blame.[/p][/quote]Resign? No way! That would cost the Hospital Trust even more money! He should be SACKED. Because of his poor management of even the basic necessities such as cleanliness, my mother lost both her legs at the age of 75, due to MRSA after having only visited Podiatry for 6 months for treatment on toe ulcers which had been perfectly well treated without any infections for four years previously!! I am sure there are many other incidents over his 14 years![/p][/quote]It's very interesting you say this as my father was treated within podiatry and he went into urology ward where his feet were not treated at all and he started with only one small foot ulcer and because it ten wasn't tended to he developed necrosis (gangrene) and died! I blame the hospital purely for his death and I wonder how many other patients are loosing their legs, feet etc purely because of lack of care?[/p][/quote]did they kill him on the liverpool care pathway? they have been using it since 2006in there..only we found out they dont always write it on the records...once they've made your relative unconcious , they lie and say 'we dont know why he's gone that way, its probably a stroke, can we make him comfy?'and before you know it they're statues in an irreversible coma then dead! They love the LCP in Urology - kept their waiting lists down for years with it.... He Touched So Many......

11:33pm Wed 18 Dec 13

He Touched So Many...... says...

uberbloke wrote:
Not sure it will do any good but contact your Governor and tell them in no uncertain terms what you think

http://www.rbch.nhs.

uk/working_with_us/g

overnors_membership/

governors.php

If you have the time to comment here take the same amount of time to email/phone them. I already have.
absolutely pointless, and merely gives them a heads up onwhat evidence to destroy ahead of a corporate manslaughter charge......appeal toJanet Stichbury...after what she did to the local constabulary...now on £50K a year ..contact norman lamb and jeremy hunt direct .
[quote][p][bold]uberbloke[/bold] wrote: Not sure it will do any good but contact your Governor and tell them in no uncertain terms what you think http://www.rbch.nhs. uk/working_with_us/g overnors_membership/ governors.php If you have the time to comment here take the same amount of time to email/phone them. I already have.[/p][/quote]absolutely pointless, and merely gives them a heads up onwhat evidence to destroy ahead of a corporate manslaughter charge......appeal toJanet Stichbury...after what she did to the local constabulary...now on £50K a year ..contact norman lamb and jeremy hunt direct . He Touched So Many......

3:49am Thu 19 Dec 13

He Touched So Many...... says...

Him and Dursely should be sacked - and as for the overuse of the liverpool death pathway once they started getting cquins payments for it in last 2 quarters of 2010 ....everyone was 'diagnosed dying' ...shot up like a rocket .....https://twitter
.com/NHSNaziHunters ..''can we make mum comfy?'...is not actually a consent process.. ...and all the staff just play florence nightingale and lie through their teeth as well..
Him and Dursely should be sacked - and as for the overuse of the liverpool death pathway once they started getting cquins payments for it in last 2 quarters of 2010 ....everyone was 'diagnosed dying' ...shot up like a rocket .....https://twitter .com/NHSNaziHunters ..''can we make mum comfy?'...is not actually a consent process.. ...and all the staff just play florence nightingale and lie through their teeth as well.. He Touched So Many......

5:28am Thu 19 Dec 13

Healthwatch says...

echor23 wrote:
He states he has been there 14 years. Quite interesting as I have been dealing with bmth hospital with my parents for nearly 14 years and I don't have one good thing to say about them. He states there is no need to resign yet in my eyes he shouldn't resign, he should be sacked! An appalling hospital with unsatisfactory and sometimes brutal care. I have no words for what my own father went through there but all I will say is in his unecessary death bed he uttered the words 'get me out of this hellhole please' think this sums it up! Even basic procedures could not be done properly to the I'm afraid crude but vital point where my fathers catheter was placed so in sufficiently for so long his penis split in two! I know this is crude but this is what we were dealing with! Horrific!
Echor23 makes a chilling point. There is a bit on medical equipment called a 'Conveen' specifically designed to get around indwelling catheter problems. Not particularly liked by nurses because one not fitted properly falls off and might result in a sheet change! So what happens? Yes, everyone gets an indwelling catheter with all the dangers that presents to a patient irrespective of good medical practice. Look up Conveen. Not appropriate for blocked ureters clearly but very appropriate for all other scenarios where indiscriminate use of indwelling catheters holds reign.
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: He states he has been there 14 years. Quite interesting as I have been dealing with bmth hospital with my parents for nearly 14 years and I don't have one good thing to say about them. He states there is no need to resign yet in my eyes he shouldn't resign, he should be sacked! An appalling hospital with unsatisfactory and sometimes brutal care. I have no words for what my own father went through there but all I will say is in his unecessary death bed he uttered the words 'get me out of this hellhole please' think this sums it up! Even basic procedures could not be done properly to the I'm afraid crude but vital point where my fathers catheter was placed so in sufficiently for so long his penis split in two! I know this is crude but this is what we were dealing with! Horrific![/p][/quote]Echor23 makes a chilling point. There is a bit on medical equipment called a 'Conveen' specifically designed to get around indwelling catheter problems. Not particularly liked by nurses because one not fitted properly falls off and might result in a sheet change! So what happens? Yes, everyone gets an indwelling catheter with all the dangers that presents to a patient irrespective of good medical practice. Look up Conveen. Not appropriate for blocked ureters clearly but very appropriate for all other scenarios where indiscriminate use of indwelling catheters holds reign. Healthwatch

10:52am Thu 19 Dec 13

the smiling assassin says...

sea poole wrote:
Has anyone noticed that the improvements have only taken place SINCE the inspection? Why does it take others to tell the man what needs to be done? Surely, that's down to him -not to wait until someone else points things out? If this was an Ofsted school inspection, the leader (Headteacher) would have gone by now. What on earth gives him the right to remain when he's responsible for getting the hospital into such a mess in the first place?
I strongly disagree that there has been any improvement at all, even after the inspection!! My Mother-in-law is an inpatient at RBCH right now, and yesterday morning her daughter found her laying in a wet bed wearing wet night clothes as a result of the staff not helping her to wear the incontinence pads she brought in with her! The Trust would have been aware of the CQC report findings before it was made public but have clearly not bothered to even try and address one of the significant findings of the report - that of patients laying in soiled beds and clothing for long periods of time!!
She also has a bruise on her back which staff cannot explain and was seen to be swapping her medication with the patient in the next bed - as a dementia patient she should have been observed taking her meds, not have them left for her to do goodness knows what with!
There are very few 'perfect' hospitals anywhere but the real issue at RBCH seems to be that senior management have a callous and uncaring attitude toward patients, especially the vulnerable ones. If they truly cared they would be working hard to put compassion back into nursing !
The first step in putting things right has to be a change at the top. Spotswood and the Director of Nursing must do the decent thing and go!
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Has anyone noticed that the improvements have only taken place SINCE the inspection? Why does it take others to tell the man what needs to be done? Surely, that's down to him -not to wait until someone else points things out? If this was an Ofsted school inspection, the leader (Headteacher) would have gone by now. What on earth gives him the right to remain when he's responsible for getting the hospital into such a mess in the first place?[/p][/quote]I strongly disagree that there has been any improvement at all, even after the inspection!! My Mother-in-law is an inpatient at RBCH right now, and yesterday morning her daughter found her laying in a wet bed wearing wet night clothes as a result of the staff not helping her to wear the incontinence pads she brought in with her! The Trust would have been aware of the CQC report findings before it was made public but have clearly not bothered to even try and address one of the significant findings of the report - that of patients laying in soiled beds and clothing for long periods of time!! She also has a bruise on her back which staff cannot explain and was seen to be swapping her medication with the patient in the next bed - as a dementia patient she should have been observed taking her meds, not have them left for her to do goodness knows what with! There are very few 'perfect' hospitals anywhere but the real issue at RBCH seems to be that senior management have a callous and uncaring attitude toward patients, especially the vulnerable ones. If they truly cared they would be working hard to put compassion back into nursing ! The first step in putting things right has to be a change at the top. Spotswood and the Director of Nursing must do the decent thing and go! the smiling assassin

12:54pm Thu 19 Dec 13

H2o-hara says...

No need for me to resign ! says who ? ...He who failed .
No need for me to resign ! says who ? ...He who failed . H2o-hara

2:22pm Thu 19 Dec 13

animagic21 says...

Unbelievable statement from Tony Spotswood. What more can be said?
Unbelievable statement from Tony Spotswood. What more can be said? animagic21

6:14pm Thu 19 Dec 13

squarepeg11 says...

He doesn't think he should resign, but instead he thought it appropriate to award himself and other members o f the executive board a substantial pay rise of over 10% when the hard-pressed frontline staff have a national pay freeze of 1%, which may not even happen in 2014. Sadly he will probably keep this pay level even if he does "move on".
He doesn't think he should resign, but instead he thought it appropriate to award himself and other members o f the executive board a substantial pay rise of over 10% when the hard-pressed frontline staff have a national pay freeze of 1%, which may not even happen in 2014. Sadly he will probably keep this pay level even if he does "move on". squarepeg11

10:54pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Len Brock says...

Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.
Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line. Len Brock

11:26pm Thu 19 Dec 13

weston1987 says...

People forget while running to moan that thousands of people are alive and well after leaving hospital every year. Maybe some people should take responsibility for their own families, stop going to A&E for pointless minor ailments and ****, then there would be less people in the hospital. Everyone is quick to blame the NHS, how about as responsible society we start using resources appropriately and not being so self centred, going to GP's when you have colds, calling ambulances for small cuts or coughs, going to A&E for the tow you stubbed 2 weeks ago. Im not saying RBH is perfect no hospital is and mistakes are going to be made. But a lot of this problem is over use and abuse of resources by the very people who are probably the first too moan on here. How about less ranting about others and trying to seeing if you can help yourself for a change.
People forget while running to moan that thousands of people are alive and well after leaving hospital every year. Maybe some people should take responsibility for their own families, stop going to A&E for pointless minor ailments and ****, then there would be less people in the hospital. Everyone is quick to blame the NHS, how about as responsible society we start using resources appropriately and not being so self centred, going to GP's when you have colds, calling ambulances for small cuts or coughs, going to A&E for the tow you stubbed 2 weeks ago. Im not saying RBH is perfect no hospital is and mistakes are going to be made. But a lot of this problem is over use and abuse of resources by the very people who are probably the first too moan on here. How about less ranting about others and trying to seeing if you can help yourself for a change. weston1987

9:25am Fri 20 Dec 13

Len Brock says...

weston1987 wrote:
People forget while running to moan that thousands of people are alive and well after leaving hospital every year. Maybe some people should take responsibility for their own families, stop going to A&E for pointless minor ailments and ****, then there would be less people in the hospital. Everyone is quick to blame the NHS, how about as responsible society we start using resources appropriately and not being so self centred, going to GP's when you have colds, calling ambulances for small cuts or coughs, going to A&E for the tow you stubbed 2 weeks ago. Im not saying RBH is perfect no hospital is and mistakes are going to be made. But a lot of this problem is over use and abuse of resources by the very people who are probably the first too moan on here. How about less ranting about others and trying to seeing if you can help yourself for a change.
I am sorry but you are commenting on something entirely different. The comments on this page are about the way that patients who go into the RBH are treated and as commented in the report there are serious concerns as you will see if you can read the whole of the 64 page report by the Inspectors. You, obviously do not appear to have lost someone very dear to you due to these incidents, they do not refer to natural causes. These comments do NOT condemn ALL the staff, it's just the few bad eggs in the box. With reference to those "the first to moan", we are the very PEOPLE, not MOANERS, who have lost Dear one's and want our RBH run properly, from the TOP, hence the comments, so "that thousands of people can stay alive".
[quote][p][bold]weston1987[/bold] wrote: People forget while running to moan that thousands of people are alive and well after leaving hospital every year. Maybe some people should take responsibility for their own families, stop going to A&E for pointless minor ailments and ****, then there would be less people in the hospital. Everyone is quick to blame the NHS, how about as responsible society we start using resources appropriately and not being so self centred, going to GP's when you have colds, calling ambulances for small cuts or coughs, going to A&E for the tow you stubbed 2 weeks ago. Im not saying RBH is perfect no hospital is and mistakes are going to be made. But a lot of this problem is over use and abuse of resources by the very people who are probably the first too moan on here. How about less ranting about others and trying to seeing if you can help yourself for a change.[/p][/quote]I am sorry but you are commenting on something entirely different. The comments on this page are about the way that patients who go into the RBH are treated and as commented in the report there are serious concerns as you will see if you can read the whole of the 64 page report by the Inspectors. You, obviously do not appear to have lost someone very dear to you due to these incidents, they do not refer to natural causes. These comments do NOT condemn ALL the staff, it's just the few bad eggs in the box. With reference to those "the first to moan", we are the very PEOPLE, not MOANERS, who have lost Dear one's and want our RBH run properly, from the TOP, hence the comments, so "that thousands of people can stay alive". Len Brock

11:12am Fri 20 Dec 13

Dorset Logic says...

Too much empire building on the Admin front the NHS.
Managers passing diktats on clinical issues they know little about, I think is the real cost to taxpayers and downfall of care in most cases.

The trouble as in most work places these days, is they take your pension, they make your hours longer, they treat you like kids and sometimes with scorn. All the while sitting behind a power point presentation that states how well and brilliant it all is. Motivation is bound to go out the window at some point.

Don't blame the immigrants, or those of different race e.t.c. The real greed in this society and the cause of most of it's ill's is
White - Middle Aged and English.

Would sell their own Gran if ordered or if it was worth and extra £50.
Don't let them divide and conquer, this guy needs the boot.
Too much empire building on the Admin front the NHS. Managers passing diktats on clinical issues they know little about, I think is the real cost to taxpayers and downfall of care in most cases. The trouble as in most work places these days, is they take your pension, they make your hours longer, they treat you like kids and sometimes with scorn. All the while sitting behind a power point presentation that states how well and brilliant it all is. Motivation is bound to go out the window at some point. Don't blame the immigrants, or those of different race e.t.c. The real greed in this society and the cause of most of it's ill's is White - Middle Aged and English. Would sell their own Gran if ordered or if it was worth and extra £50. Don't let them divide and conquer, this guy needs the boot. Dorset Logic

12:55pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Ebb Tide says...

Len Brock wrote:
Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.
The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting.

They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities.
[quote][p][bold]Len Brock[/bold] wrote: Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.[/p][/quote]The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting. They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities. Ebb Tide

10:53pm Fri 20 Dec 13

weston1987 says...

Len Brock wrote:
weston1987 wrote:
People forget while running to moan that thousands of people are alive and well after leaving hospital every year. Maybe some people should take responsibility for their own families, stop going to A&E for pointless minor ailments and ****, then there would be less people in the hospital. Everyone is quick to blame the NHS, how about as responsible society we start using resources appropriately and not being so self centred, going to GP's when you have colds, calling ambulances for small cuts or coughs, going to A&E for the tow you stubbed 2 weeks ago. Im not saying RBH is perfect no hospital is and mistakes are going to be made. But a lot of this problem is over use and abuse of resources by the very people who are probably the first too moan on here. How about less ranting about others and trying to seeing if you can help yourself for a change.
I am sorry but you are commenting on something entirely different. The comments on this page are about the way that patients who go into the RBH are treated and as commented in the report there are serious concerns as you will see if you can read the whole of the 64 page report by the Inspectors. You, obviously do not appear to have lost someone very dear to you due to these incidents, they do not refer to natural causes. These comments do NOT condemn ALL the staff, it's just the few bad eggs in the box. With reference to those "the first to moan", we are the very PEOPLE, not MOANERS, who have lost Dear one's and want our RBH run properly, from the TOP, hence the comments, so "that thousands of people can stay alive".
Please don't feel that I am trying to take anything away from your loss or indeed certain peoples on here. But I am not commenting on different things there is a much bigger issue here than the chief executive. Do you really believe that if he resigned tomorrow that every thing would be perfect of course not in fact it would remain the same. In fact the bigger issue here is the over use and dependants upon the NHS by numbers of the general population. Again I mean no individual cases here in fact I'm sure many people do need genuine good hospital care. My point to you is though that more time, money, resources and staff care could be spent with those that need it if the resources were not abused. It is not Merley good enough ton blame a signal individual and with all due respect if you took over that job tomorrow in the same situation you probably would make it no better none of us would as an isolated position. Everyone however can make a difference by considering how the use the NHS. Its not the perfect solution but it would seriously help. For your information I have read the whole CQC report and analysed it and under stood it. And my argument is valid that all these problems could be solved or at least eased y people thinking and being less self centred. It is short minded to think this is the responsibility of one individual. I am not an advocator by any means of the C.E. of RBH but I can see the larger picture. Appologese if I offended you all I am trying to say is that lots of people on this website come on here and spout off without the foresight or understanding of the contextual issue at large.
[quote][p][bold]Len Brock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]weston1987[/bold] wrote: People forget while running to moan that thousands of people are alive and well after leaving hospital every year. Maybe some people should take responsibility for their own families, stop going to A&E for pointless minor ailments and ****, then there would be less people in the hospital. Everyone is quick to blame the NHS, how about as responsible society we start using resources appropriately and not being so self centred, going to GP's when you have colds, calling ambulances for small cuts or coughs, going to A&E for the tow you stubbed 2 weeks ago. Im not saying RBH is perfect no hospital is and mistakes are going to be made. But a lot of this problem is over use and abuse of resources by the very people who are probably the first too moan on here. How about less ranting about others and trying to seeing if you can help yourself for a change.[/p][/quote]I am sorry but you are commenting on something entirely different. The comments on this page are about the way that patients who go into the RBH are treated and as commented in the report there are serious concerns as you will see if you can read the whole of the 64 page report by the Inspectors. You, obviously do not appear to have lost someone very dear to you due to these incidents, they do not refer to natural causes. These comments do NOT condemn ALL the staff, it's just the few bad eggs in the box. With reference to those "the first to moan", we are the very PEOPLE, not MOANERS, who have lost Dear one's and want our RBH run properly, from the TOP, hence the comments, so "that thousands of people can stay alive".[/p][/quote]Please don't feel that I am trying to take anything away from your loss or indeed certain peoples on here. But I am not commenting on different things there is a much bigger issue here than the chief executive. Do you really believe that if he resigned tomorrow that every thing would be perfect of course not in fact it would remain the same. In fact the bigger issue here is the over use and dependants upon the NHS by numbers of the general population. Again I mean no individual cases here in fact I'm sure many people do need genuine good hospital care. My point to you is though that more time, money, resources and staff care could be spent with those that need it if the resources were not abused. It is not Merley good enough ton blame a signal individual and with all due respect if you took over that job tomorrow in the same situation you probably would make it no better none of us would as an isolated position. Everyone however can make a difference by considering how the use the NHS. Its not the perfect solution but it would seriously help. For your information I have read the whole CQC report and analysed it and under stood it. And my argument is valid that all these problems could be solved or at least eased y people thinking and being less self centred. It is short minded to think this is the responsibility of one individual. I am not an advocator by any means of the C.E. of RBH but I can see the larger picture. Appologese if I offended you all I am trying to say is that lots of people on this website come on here and spout off without the foresight or understanding of the contextual issue at large. weston1987

12:22am Sat 21 Dec 13

Len Brock says...

weston1987. Apology together with your latest comments accepted. Thank You.
weston1987. Apology together with your latest comments accepted. Thank You. Len Brock

9:10am Thu 9 Jan 14

SophieRJ says...

Go now...
Go now... SophieRJ

10:14am Thu 9 Jan 14

Ebb Tide says...

Ebb Tide wrote:
Len Brock wrote:
Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.
The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting.

They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities.
How much longer do the Governors need before expressing their view ?
[quote][p][bold]Ebb Tide[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Len Brock[/bold] wrote: Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.[/p][/quote]The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting. They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities.[/p][/quote]How much longer do the Governors need before expressing their view ? Ebb Tide

10:17am Thu 9 Jan 14

Ebb Tide says...

Ebb Tide wrote:
Ebb Tide wrote:
Len Brock wrote:
Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.
The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting.

They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities.
How much longer do the Governors need before expressing their view ?
Don't tell me they have not met yet. As our elected representatives, they could have arranged a special meeting to alleviate our concerns or to deal with our concerns !!
[quote][p][bold]Ebb Tide[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ebb Tide[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Len Brock[/bold] wrote: Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.[/p][/quote]The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting. They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities.[/p][/quote]How much longer do the Governors need before expressing their view ?[/p][/quote]Don't tell me they have not met yet. As our elected representatives, they could have arranged a special meeting to alleviate our concerns or to deal with our concerns !! Ebb Tide

12:12pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Len Brock says...

Ebb Tide wrote:
Ebb Tide wrote:
Ebb Tide wrote:
Len Brock wrote:
Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.
The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting.

They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities.
How much longer do the Governors need before expressing their view ?
Don't tell me they have not met yet. As our elected representatives, they could have arranged a special meeting to alleviate our concerns or to deal with our concerns !!
I am in agreement with Ebb Tide comments with reference to the RBH Governors, Why have we not seen any responses to our concerns from the Governors who are "Our Elected Representatives?" I made a request that we, the people with concerns be invited to a meeting so that we can be updated with our concerns, from the decision makers? as those of us who have lost dear ones, still have NO CLOSURE on this concern of ours, regarding the care given in RBH (certain wards/staff etc.). Please take notice of our concerns.
[quote][p][bold]Ebb Tide[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ebb Tide[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ebb Tide[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Len Brock[/bold] wrote: Who is Mr Tony Spotswood accountable to? We as the general public of the areas that RBH cover, have a right to know who we can officially voice our complaints to and demand that he, Mr Tony Spotswood - Chief Executive, Mr Simon Dursley - Complaints Manager be SACKED as all the comments that are at an alarmingly high figure, urgently need this to happen. How on earth can they be allowed to get away with this? Action is needed NOW not further down the line.[/p][/quote]The Elected Governors ! Their views will be interesting, in the light of the report that they are, no doubt, digesting. They are required 'not to act recklessly' but they do have 'hire & fire' responsibilities.[/p][/quote]How much longer do the Governors need before expressing their view ?[/p][/quote]Don't tell me they have not met yet. As our elected representatives, they could have arranged a special meeting to alleviate our concerns or to deal with our concerns !![/p][/quote]I am in agreement with Ebb Tide comments with reference to the RBH Governors, Why have we not seen any responses to our concerns from the Governors who are "Our Elected Representatives?" I made a request that we, the people with concerns be invited to a meeting so that we can be updated with our concerns, from the decision makers? as those of us who have lost dear ones, still have NO CLOSURE on this concern of ours, regarding the care given in RBH (certain wards/staff etc.). Please take notice of our concerns. Len Brock

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