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PAC report slams hospital leadership

Tynwald to debate findings at May sitting

Another report is highly critical of top leadership at Noble's Hospital.

At the end of last week, Department of Health and Social Care Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Couch and his deputy Michaela Morris resigned from their posts with immediate effect.

The Public Accounts Committee look at overspending at the hospital will be debated in Tynwald later this month.

From the executive summary - "We find that weak and ineffective leadership, starting with those at the top of the organisation, has resulted in a failure to proactively prioritise and tackle the issues in a timely manner, or set up good processes of governance to ensure accountability and direction within the organisation."

The copy and paste saga, where a Manx vision for integrated care was found to have over 50% copied from a similar document prepared for Wigan Council, is labelled as a farce.

The report states "The evidence suggests that there is still no clear strategy, target operating model, timescales, agreed outcomes, or identified extra funding for integrated care."

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