Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Hospital bosses get pay rise

HOSPITAL managers got a pay rise in a year where care was criticised by inspectors, new accounts show.

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Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Mark Newbold got £190,000 to £195,000 in 2013/14 compared to £185,000 to £190,000 the previous year.

The trust only published salaries in bands of £5,000 meaning his pay could be up to an extra £10,000.

His pension related benefits went from £25,000 to £27,500 to £35,000 to £37,500.

Commercial director Simon Hackwell’s pay went from £125,000 to £130,000 to £135,000 to £140,000.

The trust runs Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic.

A November inspection by the Care Quality Commission found the trust “requires improvement”.

This score was given for four out of five area, around safety, caring, responsive and well-led. It was rated good for effective.

It said the trust was below average in patient surveys in A&E and inpatients and it had a higher than average rate of “never events”, the most serious type of clinical error.

The CQC report said: “The trust had a longstanding history of struggling with its turnaround times in the A&E department.

“The management team had put in place a number of initiatives to reduce the amount of time people were waiting in A&E, but this had not yet had an impact.”

In its annual report for2013/14 Mr Newbold said “much effort” had been made to tackle A&E waits including more care outside of hospital.


He said: “With such strong and committed staff, I am very confident that we will continue to improve the quality and range of services we provide across all of our hospital and community sites, despite the many challenges ahead.”

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2 comments:

  1. Still can't get them selves organised to have Ambulances back at Solihull Hospital - more delays!
    Paramedics still parked up at Dorridge Village Hall Car Park - I thought it was going to be Blythe Surgery as from September!?

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  2. The NHS is struggling to pay for itself, yet managers award themselves huge pay increases. This is immoral. Nobody in my opinion deserves to have a salary as large as £190,000 per annum when the average income is much less than £30,000. This is excessive inequality and the cause of many of our country's problems.

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