Reacting to the story that Katrina Percy is to be moved into a new job, with less responsibility, but on the same pay, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance has said:
"No one begrudges paying Trust bosses well for the tough jobs that they do but when failures are resulting in fatalities, it cannot be right that they continue to receive huge six figure pay salaries. Not only is it an insult to those who have suffered or to anyone who has lost a loved one because of mismanagement or incompetence, it is a slap in the face for local taxpayers who are stumping up the cash for these generous salaries.
It is difficult to shake off the feeling that Trust bosses are exploiting their positions by creating new highly paid jobs for other colleagues when as much money as possible needs to go into front line care - not lining the pockets of disgraced officials. For far too long we have seen this rewards-for-failure culture persist in the NHS and it must be stamped out as a matter of urgency."
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