Published: 00:00, 30 June 2014 |
Updated: 10:54, 30 June 2014
Medway NHS Foundation Trust has hired more than 30 interim managers for six-figure sums in recent months, an investigation has revealed.
The report by the Sunday Telegraph revealed the colossal sums paid at Medway Maritime Hospital, where it's believed at least ten senior managers receive more than £200,000 a year, with one being paid up to £540,000 a year.
Last week MP Tracey Crouch launched a blistering attack after it emerged hospital boss Christopher Langley was being paid almost £200,000 a year to work as little as one day a week, slamming his pay as "obscene" and "shocking."
Mr Langley and chief executive Nigel Beverley - who gets £1,450 a day - were brought in to turn around the hospital, which was first placed in special measures last year, then issued with warning notices to make urgent improvements in A&E and maternity wards following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
And yet it is thought an upcoming report from regulators will rate the hospital as “inadequate” – the worst possible level – while the trust itself has admitted it needs 120 more nurses to provide safe care.
The Sunday Telegraph believes Mr Langley and Mr Beverley are just two of dozens of “interim” administrators to receive such packages at the hospital.
Banking specialist Robert Griffiths, paid more than £45,000 a month as the trust’s “treasurer” and assistant James Mitchell, on £25,000 a month, were two others named by the report.
Monitor, which regulates foundation trusts and ordered Mr Langley's appointment, said the trust needed the right people in place to improve.
Read more in The Medway Messenger today.
Stories you might have missed
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.