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The key questions on Health bosses' departures that need answering

The key questions on Health bosses' departures that need answering

Friday 17 March 2023

The key questions on Health bosses' departures that need answering

Friday 17 March 2023

The government has declined to provide any further detail on the circumstances, reasoning or negotiations surrounding the sudden departure of Jersey's Director General of Health and the Chief Nurse - here are the questions that need answering.

Bailiwick Express and the JEP first asked whether Caroline Landon and Rose Naylor had left their posts last week.

At 16:00 yesterday, the government issued a statement - embargoed until 16:15 - confirming that the two senior officials had informed the Health Minister of their intention to leave their positions on 31 March.

Both media asked the government a series of questions regarding the departures, but were told there would not be a response until interim arrangements had been put in place.

Those questions were:

  • On what date did Caroline Landon and Rose Naylor inform the Health Minister of their intention to resign? On what date were resignation letter(s) received?

  • What notice period did Caroline Landon and Rose Naylor have? Has the government agreed to shorten this?

  • Are both currently at work? Will the pair be working until the end of the month?

  • Have either received severance payments in relation to their departure? If so, please state the value of these.

  • When will interim arrangements be confirmed?

  • Were Ms Landon and Ms Naylor's departures linked to the recent investigation into bullying within the health service? Will the government make a copy of the resulting report public?

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Posted by Martin on
IF we get honest answers to all the above questions I will eat my hat -- & Elizabeth Castle!
Posted by Aston Francis on
The Health Department was led by three executive directors. All three should be made accountable for the bullying, suspensions, toxic atmosphere and poor performance of the hospital. None of these would have been possible without participation of the HR executive(s). Why only two were asked to resign?
Posted by ben wenham on
Both Rose and Caroline worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
After the fiasco following this new government's decision to abandon all the hard work that went into the proposed new hospital at Overdale , how soul destroying !
Then following an anonymous poison letter , they both have to endure the stress of an investigation. Having met Mrs Wylie , I am sire that it was extremely through bordering being forensic.
How much are people expected to endure?
Posted by Aston Francis on
The credit for hard work during the pandemic goes to Dr Muscat and the hundreds of the frontline nurses, doctors and healthcare assistants who day in and day out were helping patients risking their own lives. The top brass did very little, other than issuing heart warming statements and posing to cameras. They consciously allowed for the extreme, institutionalised bullying, leading to many good doctors and nurses leaving our public service. Be Heard survey showed that over 70% of HCS workers did not believe in the conduct of the top leaders being ethical. They had numerous opportunities to stop the widespread bullying - they elected not to. They wasted tones of taxpayer money with the performance of the hospital being worst ever. With a salary of over 230k one should be prepared to endure questions. The countless victims of the bullying at HCS have endured more than that. Last not least - why doesn’t Ms Wylie ask permission from the individuals mentioned in the poisonous letter (or edit the names) and reveal the content, already well known by so many. What is happening is another covert operation to brush the allegations under the carpet. We need more announcements to follow.
Posted by Keith Marsh on
Everyone is aware how the hospital performance has gone downhill over the recent yeas, not withstanding Covid, performance and staff retention has been poor.
With these two "resignations ?" , it gives an opportunity for a new start ~ just a shame that some of the new ministers have dumped the new hospital we would have been using in 3 years time.
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