Hospital at centre of claims of racism is “turning the corner,” report says

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:885
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A crisis-hit NHS hospital trust that has weathered a waiting list scandal and a series of claims by surgeons of bullying and racism is “in the process of turning the corner,” a report from the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) concluded this week.

    The review of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Derriford Hospital, was “fast tracked” after four surgeons launched three separate employment tribunal claims against the trust.

    This year a consultant plastic surgeon, Judy Evans, took early retirement and a six figure payoff, estimated at more than £300000 ($450000) by lawyers specialising in such cases, just before the hearing of her tribunal claim for sex discrimination …

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