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GMB Welcome East Sussex NHS Resignation

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GMB Welcome Resignation Of Darren Grayson, CEC Of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

We have been calling for this for over a year because ultimately he was responsible for the damning CQC report and disastrous rushed changes to services at the Trust says GMB.

GMB, the union for staff in the health service, issued a statement welcoming the resignation of Darren Grayson, CEO of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Gary Palmer, GMB Regional Officer, said “GMB welcome the resignation of Darren Grayson, CEO of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We have been calling for this for over a year because ultimately he was responsible for the damning CQC report and disastrous rushed changes to services at the Trust.

GMB raised numerous grievances on behalf of its members for those rushed changes and service changes – one of which involved admin and clerical staff. These resulted in protests outside Eastbourne District General Hospital and on another occasion joining with the public and other interested groups for a march through the Eastbourne town centre.

The Trust has stated that this year’s proposed financial savings cannot safely match the level of financial cuts imposed over the last financial year. GMB consider that this is an admission that those previous cuts were too severe and ultimately compromised the service which the GMB believe was one of the factors for the poor CQC reports.

The CEO did not listen to his own staff, public opinion or GMB. Instead he openly criticised and blamed those, including GMB, for challenging him and his management style. GMB consider the Trust Chairman, Stuart Welling should also stand down too.”

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Contact: Gary Palmer GMB Organiser 07552165950, Mark Turner GMB Branch Secretary 07860787973 or Charles Harrity, GMB Senior Organiser on 07977518042 or GMB press office 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823

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