Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Surbiton Hospital -latest

Meeting with CEO's of the Primary Care Trust and Kingston Hospital took place last night. It seems that Surbiton Hospital is not now expected to complete its refurbishment until 2010 or thereabouts, though plans for discussion will be around shortly. It seems the lead-in period gets longer each time I hear about it. We were talking 2008 at one time!

As reported yesterday, the CEO has got a new job elsewhere and will be leaving shortly. At the current turn over rate it will be the CEO after next who sees the job completed. Quite apart from the insane Government 'targetry' beloved of 'new' Labour, this constant changing of senior personnel can't help the cause of effective public services either - can it?

2 comments:

Kevin Davis said...

You do have to fear for the future of Surbiton Hospital. A new CEO - wher will he end up trying to take us?

Paul Johnston said...

Things are beginning to take on the characteristics of a slow, 'painless' extraction. I hope I'me wrong. We'll see when they hold a meeting of the consultative group.......