Three whistleblowers of the NHS Highland bullying scandal have hit out at Health Secretary Jeane Freeman for “palming off” their requests to meet to discuss the implementation of the QC led independent inquiry.
John Sturrock QC
A “single process for restitution and healing” for victims of bullying and harassment within NHS Highland are to be dealt with on a “case by case basis” – but no financial settlements have yet been agreed.
NHS Highland bosses were unable to say how their workers who have had their careers ruined by bullying are to be compensated when quizzed by MSPs yesterday.
NHS Highland's chief executive Iain Stewart said the author of the report into bullying at NHSH, John Sturrock QC had visited the board on Monday and urged them to "take their time to get it right".
Highland health chiefs are facing demands to reveal how they will respond to a bullying scandal among staff
The report into the NHS bullying scandal exposes close management-staff friendships and family ties within the organisation as probable causes for many allegations being ignored.
A damning report into bullying at NHS Highland has exposed evidence of staff considering suicide and suffering depression, alcoholism and drug abuse.
Members of the north health board awaiting the results of a high-profile bullying probe have received official letters warning them they may wish to seek legal advice.
Health Secretary confirms state inquiry into alleged NHS Highland bullying culture due in coming weeks
The results of an independent inquiry into claims of a bullying culture within NHS Highland is due to be delivered in the coming weeks, the Cabinet Secretary for Health has confirmed.
NHS Highland's board chairman yesterday admitted the bullying scandal which has rocked the health authority had caused victims "pain and sorrow".