Rebecca Blake’s request for an immediate, independent investigation into the alleged breakdown between consultants and management, causing all four of the A&E team to resign from the Alex, has fallen on deaf ears.
Rebecca, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate said “The future of A&E in Redditch is on a knife edge, until we understand why all four A&E consultants left and whether reports of widespread bullying are true, more good staff will leave”.
“The reply I received yesterday from the Director of Commissioning Operations at NHS England ignored this request and did not identify who was ultimately accountable for these problems and making sure the Alex remains safe and sustainable”.
“I have heard rumours that the consultants may not have been happy with WAHT “chipping away” at services at the Alex, they spoke out and were then ostracised by the management. The results of their departure could see A&E close and local people must know the truth”.
“I have written again to see if I can prompt the action that is required to protect services in Redditch. Since the government cut the Strategic Health Authority no single body has been able to resolve the problems within Worcestershire Acute Trust, which have been ongoing for the last three years. It certainly should not have come to this.