TWO senior executives at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital are set to leave their posts, the Mail understands.
Tony Waite, director of finance and information, and Jackie Jones, director of strategy, are the first high profile casualties from the Belvedere Road site following the devastating Keogh report into the running of the hospital.
It is understood that the pair are now on a leave of absence until they reach a certain departure date.
The move has been backed by Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths, who stated that ‘changes at the top’ had been needed.
He told the Mail: “I have long been concerned at leadership shown at Queen’s and I am pleased to see that changes are being made.
“Just this week I met with Monitor (who oversee that the hospital is being run effectively) to voice my concerns about management at Queen’s.
“Monitor made it crystal clear to me that they must start to see serious improvements at then hospital or it will be forced to step in and bring about a resolution to the problem.
“It was clear to me that changes were needed at the hospital and I now hope that we can all start to see things pulling in the right direction and towards improving Queen’s for everyone.”
A spokesman for Queen’s told the Mail: “The hospital has no comment to make at this time as the directors concerned have not yet left the organisation. We can however give assurances that arrangements are being made to ensure the functions of the directorships will continue to operate as before.”
The hospital would not divulge how much or if any pay off was handed out to the pair.