Former head of legal services at Mid Staffordshire wins £103 000 award from trust

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 01 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e788
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Kate Levy, the former board secretary and head of legal services at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, has won £103 000 (€124 000; $163 000) in a settlement with the trust, which acknowledged this week that she was unfairly dismissed.

The trust agreed the settlement, the maximum the tribunal could have awarded to Ms Levy, on Monday as an employment tribunal in Birmingham was about to start a four day hearing into her case.

She was sacked for failing to disclose to the local coroner a report into the death of 20 year old John Moore-Robinson, who died from a ruptured spleen a day after he visited the accident and emergency department at Stafford Hospital as a …

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