Hospital putting patients first?

Bournemouth Echo: Hospital putting patients first? Hospital putting patients first?

THE initial dust has settled on yesterday's CQC report into the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and everyone has had time to digest the contents.

Politicians, campaigners and members of the public have offered a range of reaction, from shock to great concern.

Some of the strongest comments have come from newly created body Healthwatch which has questioned RBH's 'right' to use the strapline 'putting patients first'. While the hospital's management has questions to answer, so clearly do members of the foundation trust's board, anonymous, silent and seemingly not very effective.

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11:35am Thu 19 Dec 13

the smiling assassin says...

I agree; rarely does it appear that RBCH are putting patients first!
The Foundation Trust membership (the staff and public) should be demanding of the Council of Governors just how they are holding the Non-executive Directors to account for this deplorable situation; the Non-exec's should be demanding that the Chairman, Executive Directors and Chief Executive explain how they allowed this to happen and exactly what they intend to do to put it right!
And then they should resign! This is not something that has happened overnight and so the Board must have been aware of how the Trust was operating……. And if they weren’t aware then they were clearly ineffective and so should make way for new faces; people who care about their local hospitals.
I agree; rarely does it appear that RBCH are putting patients first! The Foundation Trust membership (the staff and public) should be demanding of the Council of Governors just how they are holding the Non-executive Directors to account for this deplorable situation; the Non-exec's should be demanding that the Chairman, Executive Directors and Chief Executive explain how they allowed this to happen and exactly what they intend to do to put it right! And then they should resign! This is not something that has happened overnight and so the Board must have been aware of how the Trust was operating……. And if they weren’t aware then they were clearly ineffective and so should make way for new faces; people who care about their local hospitals. the smiling assassin

2:17pm Thu 19 Dec 13

coster says...

There is little doubt that the Board of RBH has been lax in its supervision of management. In any commercial enterprise the resulting debacle would point those responsible towards the exit clutching their cardboard boxes.
Mr Spotswood holds responsibility for the day to day operation and thus for the state we now find the Hospital to be in, only one course is open - Resign.
There is little doubt that the Board of RBH has been lax in its supervision of management. In any commercial enterprise the resulting debacle would point those responsible towards the exit clutching their cardboard boxes. Mr Spotswood holds responsibility for the day to day operation and thus for the state we now find the Hospital to be in, only one course is open - Resign. coster

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