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Former Stafford Hospital boss takes on new top job

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: November 19, 2012

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THE FORMER chief executive of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, who presided over the scandal at the trust in 2009, has taken on a new management role.

Martin Yeates, who resigned from the trust in 2009 and was unable to answer questions at the subsequent inquiry due to health issues, has taken up a new role as chief executive of Impact Alcohol and Advisory Services, a health charity based in Shrewsbury that works with the NHS.

Speaking to the Newsletter, Andrew Hodge, solicitor for Mr Yeates, said he was unable to go into detail about the illness that had prevented his client from answering questions at the inquiry into the failings of care at the hospital trust.

“I’m not a doctor, and there are limitations on what I can say about Mr Yeates health problems,” he said. “However, it was never the case that those problems would prevent him from ever working again.”

The charity, which delivers a wide-range of counselling and alcohol-related services throughout Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, working alongside Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, refused to comment on the matter.

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  • Staf Newsletter  |  November 24 2012, 11:39AM

    'Yates Rides Again' Thank goodness he got over the debilitating illness that stopped him fronting up to the tribunal on why over 400 people died dubiously on his watch. No doubt the half a million pound payout and million pound pension helped greatly. Now how did he manage to get another job then one asks? Friends in high places- certainly possible

  • Staf Newsletter  |  November 19 2012, 7:35PM

    Good to hear that Mr Yeates has been able to put the past behind him and I am sure if Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust had any doubts in his capabilities then they would not have employed him. The NHS has changed and is run more and more like a buisness and we have to support them in any way we can