Health trust chiefs set to go

FOUR bosses are to leave the health trust which runs Dewsbury District Hospital to save £750,000 a year.

Human resources manager Graham Briggs and head of communications Ruth Unwin are both out in a shake-up at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Also leaving are chief operating officer Carole Langrick and director of organisational development Ian Ward.

The quartet are leaving after their roles were axed in a review of boardroom roles amid continuing cash woes.

Mid Yorkshire, which is about £20m in the red, will instead create a new post of director of patient and staff engagement.

The move comes after a survey showed the trust ranked worst in the country for whether staff would recommend it as a place for treatment.

Chief executive Stephen Eames said: “The recent staff survey was a real wake-up call for us.

“It highlighted major areas for improvement across the trust. We must also do more to take our staff with us.

“That’s one reason why we’ve established the new post. They will champion the voice of staff and patients in the boardroom.”

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