Latest news on this blog post about South Gloucestershire Healthwatch and the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Mona Van Wyk, Head of Nursing and Clinical Services at Care UK’s Emersons Green Hospital eventually resigned as a Healthwatch Volunteer.
Read the open letter from Bristol GPs about the £7m of public money squandered on the contract with Care UK for services which weren’t provided.
Yet even when she stood down from Healthwatch, Ms Van Wyk refused to admit that she had a conflict of interest and apologise to patients and the public for purporting to represent their views.
The Emersons Green Independent Sector Treatment Centre was spawned from the South West NHS culture of abusing the principles of fair and lawful public and patient consultation which continues to this day:
South West NHS organisations don’t seem to understand that patients and the public won’t kiss up if they are kicked down. They will kick back.
If something isn’t working, intelligent NHS managers would try something different to win the trust of patients and the public in service changes, but perhaps it’s unrealistic to expect any sense from people who are probably being kicked.
© South West Whistleblowers Health Action Group 2015