Lead governor of East Kent Hospitals Trust resigned just HOURS before release of ‘harrowing’ report


‘Rotten to the core’: Lead governor of East Kent Hospitals Trust resigned just HOURS before release of ‘harrowing’ report into maternity care – accusing bosses of ‘bullying’ and trying to ‘cover-up’ devastating scandal

The governor of East Kent Hospitals Trust today resigned ahead of the publication of a ‘harrowing’ report into a decade of maternity failings. 

Alex Lister claimed there was a ‘cancer at the top of the organisation’, accusing trust bosses of continuing to ‘mislead, obfuscate, bully and conceal vital information’.

He said the trust’s communications were ‘rotten to the core’.

In a brutal resignation letter leaked this morning, he said: ‘For the sake of our NHS heroes, the bereaved families, the children who will never grow up, and the public who rely on us, you must clean house.

‘Replace the spin doctors with real doctors and be brave enough to say publicly what we all believe to be true. 

‘The East Kent Hospitals Trust is not safe and won’t be until the government comes up with the money.’

The families of two babies who died at a hospital trust under investigation for up to 200 incidents involving mothers and infants say staff blamed them 



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