MP concerned by Mid Yorkshire chief exec’s move

Jo Cox has reacted to the news that Stephen Eames, the Chief Executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, is to take up a new role in Cumbria for three days a week.

The Batley & Spen MP, whose constituency includes Dewsbury & District Hospital, said: “The figures released just last week about the performance of Mid Yorkshire do not tell the story of a Trust which can afford to lose its chief executive for 60 per cent of the week.

“The Trust needs more attention, not less. If clinical staff are working around the clock to sort out the mess the government has pushed them into, then the same should be true of management.

“In our regular meetings this has never been mentioned. I have spoken again to Mr Eames this week and scheduled an urgent meeting with him.”

NHS England revealed earlier this week that Mid Yorkshire has consistently missed its NHS target to ensure that 95 per cent of its A&E patients are seen within four hours. Between Nov 2014 and October 2015 it achieved between 93 per cent and 82.7 per cent.

The trust’s performance hit a low of 82.7 per cent in October this year, which put Mid Yorks as the 8th worst performing in England.


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