Tony Dawson

“We appear to be some way from the end of the Jonathan Parry fiasco”

Responding to the final sacking of long-suspended NHS Manager Jonathan Parry, local Health Spokesperson Councillor Tony Dawson said:

“We appear to be still some way from the end of this matter. There are appeal processes and even potentially legal processes still to come. Bizarrely, I understand that there are also disciplinary hearings taking place about other former local NHS managers besides Mr Parry, despite them having resigned or retired already. The cost of these processes will all continue to detract from the provision of our local NHS.”

“What concerns me rather more is that there is a draft Care Quality Commission report as yet unpublished and being kept under tight wraps and plans for the future of our hospital have been put forward to Ministers by NHS Chiefs with no input whatsoever from anyone representing local people.”

Jonathan Parry was suspended as Chief Executive of the Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust in August 2015. His dismissal was announced on 25 October 2016.


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