Managers’ response to doctor’s concerns over colleague verged on victimisation, review says
A whistleblower at the centre of a bullying scandal at West Suffolk hospital says she will “never be the same again” after being “pursued” by NHS managers when she raised concerns about a doctor injecting himself with drugs while on duty.
Dr Patricia Mills was exonerated last week in an independent NHS review that was highly critical of the way she was ignored and then subjected to disciplinary investigation that verged on “victimisation”.
All of the executives have since left, and now the chair of the West Suffolk NHS foundation hospital trust, Sheila Childerhouse, is under intense pressure to resign.
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