NHS CHIEF EXECUTIVE SIR DAVID NICHOLSON AGAIN IN HOT WATER OVER WASTING TAXPAYERS MONEY – I am going to put my hands up and openly admit that I am sick to the back teeth of hearing the name Sir David Nicholson. If there was ever a complete waste of space then Nicholson takes the Gold Medal for being incompetent.
Despite countless calls from the public for David Cameron to sack this useless idiot, he defies his bosses (that’s you the taxpayer) and continues to support him. Being a highly skeptical individual with zero trust for any of the pond life that we call politicians I am beginning to suspect that Nicholson has some dirt on Cameron because any reasonable thinking person, with even an ounce of mortal fortitude would have given Nicholson his marching orders a long, long time ago.
We have already clearly determined that Nicholson has not a shred of decency or morals, in fact if he even had a grain of self respect he would have resigned his position immediately upon discovering he was directly responsible the deaths of over 1,200 patients at Mid-Staffordshire. Unfortunately Nicholson, like the rest of the bottom-feeders has no such admirable traits and it makes you wonder if Nicholson, and his like, are even human.
A new controversy has now been brought to light as Nicholson ordered the redundancies of at least 2,200 NHS staff, mostly management, which no doubt the NHS could do with less of.
The cost of the redundancies ran in the millions with an average payoff of £48,000. Note that’s the average payoff; some were paid considerably more, which ran into hundreds of thousands of pounds. Working on the minimum payoff alone this would have cost the taxpayer £106,600,000; but of course that is just the base figure which you could probably add another £20m or more to.
The really incredible part of this is that Nicholson thought it more than sensible to make all these staff redundant and then re-hire them a month later. Under NHS rules, if an employee is made redundant, he or she may be re-hired after a period of just 4 weeks without having to forfeit their redundancy pay.
Right now the NHS is in such a state that people have to wait months, if not years, for surgical procedures as the NHS attempts to cut costs and all the while appear to have a ‘Management Revolving Door’ policy that is wasting tens of millions of the taxpayers’ money – and all under the stewardship of Nicholson.
“It is clearly absurd that when NHS finances are so fragile and under so much stress that money should be wasted like this.” Margaret Hodge Health Committee’s Chairman
The Daily Mail last week uncovered letters from Nicholson to managers urging them to wait six months before returning to their posts in order to save embarrassment to the NHS – more like to Nicholson’s embarrassment for being totally incompetent.
“I would ask these individuals to be mindful of the possible reputational damage to themselves and to the NHS should they seek to gain paid employment or consultancy work in the NHS soon after they receive their redundancy payments.” Sir David Nicholson – letter passage uncovered by the Daily Mail
I am being to wish two things. The first is that I wish that I could be a half-wit, with no moral fortitude and not an ounce of self respect. Secondly I wish that I could be David Cameron’s buddy, because clearly these two would certainly land me a job in which I was totally incompetent, with a huge salary, and be exempt from the possibility of losing said job, even if I did kill 1,200 people.
I am completely incensed and livid as to how David Cameron can justify his position in thinking that Nicholson is ‘doing a great job’ and that how Nicholson has the affront to remain at the helm of the NHS. For me, this clearly shows the contempt that Cameron and Nicholson have for the British people.