Following the announcement that Jonathan Parry has been dismissed as chief executive of Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust for gross misconduct, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:

“Having read the hospital trusts statement, Jonathan Parry’s dismissal isn’t really a shock.  Reading there were 21 allegations of misconduct with seven counts of gross misconduct is shocking however. 

“Without knowing the details of the investigation it appears only the willingness of whistleblowers to speak out brought this behaviour to an end.  Coming forward couldn’t have been easy.

“After a year-long investigation there are many questions people have about the length of time and cost and these questions will be asked.

“However, now the decision has been taken it is important the hospital trust gets a new talented chief executive.  One committed to the interests of West Lancashire patients and with a passion to deliver the best quality health care for this community.

“We know there are major financial and organisational challenges facing our NHS and I want to work with the new chief executive and their new executive team to protect our local hospital services.”

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