A new organisation Betrayed By Their Trust has been formed to provide mutual support to NHS staff who are victims of bullying or abuse and to campaign for justice for them. We start with five cases shared between Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust.
It is now over three years since the career of dedicated Community Psychiatric Nurse, Ingra Kirkland, who is my wife, was destroyed by slander, libel, bullying and deceit from senior staff of Worcs Health & Care Trust. All the evidence of the misconduct of her staff before the Chief Executive, Sarah Dugan and the Chairman, Chris Burdon. Their response was to refuse to put any of our allegations through a formal procedure, despite requests for an inquiry by the current MP, Mark Garnier, and the former MP, Dr Richard Taylor. The Trust appeared quite content that it may be employing a group of liars and bullies.
Throughout 2014 we ran a campaign Betrayed By Her Trust, but despite a good deal of publicity the Trust remain beyond any accountability or the reach of democratically elected politicians. We have now been joined by others including two other former employees of the Health & Care Trust ruined by the same managers using bogus allegations.
We have been joined also by a former nurse of the Acute Trust who was forced to take early retirement after suffering abuse over along period after she had tried to raise issues of understaffing etc. Also, we are now working with the husband of a nurse from the same Trust, who was so badly abused by her managers that she committed suicide.
So BBTT has been formed to campaign against abuse of NHS staff across Worcestershire.
We start with five cases. Click here for more details.