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Cannan: Tribunal findings raise 'concerning' questions about gov't culture

Chief Minister to make Tynwald statement next week

The chief minister will make a statement to Tynwald next week after the Island's medical director was sacked for whistle blowing.

An Employment and Equality Tribunal found that Dr Rosalind Ranson was unfairly dismissed by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Manx Radio asked government to respond to the tribunal findings yesterday (10 May) – the judgement was published in full today. 

A statement from Alfred Cannan said: "While the operation of the sub-judice principle prevents public discussion of matters which are subject to ongoing judicial consideration the tribunal’s findings raise a number of concerning broader questions about the culture within the Isle of Man Government as well as the quality of leadership and the management of performance.

"We must be assured that the public service is working effectively from the highest levels down, so that government can get on with delivering for the people of the Isle of Man.

"Government’s culture must be one of openness, respect and accountability with a focus on delivery and productivity by a public service workforce that has the right character, capability and credibility.

"It is a fundamental characteristic of a robust public service that everyone should be able to challenge and that their voice will be heard."

You can find out more about Dr Rosalind Ranson’s case HERE.

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