The government’s legal bill to defend the decision to dismiss Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells chief executive Rose Gibb is likely to match the £265,000 she has been awarded, HSJ understands.
No challenge will be made to an Appeal Court ruling awarding more than £190,000 damages to a former Kent NHS Trust chief executive who quit after Britain’s worst hospital infection outbreak, it has been disclosed.
Rose Gibb, the former chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, has won £175,000 in her appeal against the Department of Health’s intervention in her severance deal with the trust.
The final outcome of the Rose Gibb case may not be known until after the election, after judgement was reserved today in her Appeal Court hearing.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust’s decision not to pay its former chief executive an agreed payoff came under intense scrutiny today.
Rose Gibb returns to the courts today in her battle to get a £175,000 pay-off - two and a half years after she left her job as chief executive at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.
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Rose Gibb has won the right to a full appeal hearing on her claim for compensation against her former employer, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.
Former Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust chief executive Rose Gibb has won the right to continue her battle for a severance package.
Rose Gibb is to fight on in her battle to get her £250,000 payoff - making a double-pronged approach to the Court of Appeal and an employment tribunal.
Former chief executive Rose Gibb’s failure to secure the large severance sum she believed she was assured of marks a sea change in how the NHS handles pay-offs, reports Alison Moore
NHS managers could increasingly turn to employment tribunals with the rights and wrongs of their dismissals debated in public after Rose Gibb lost her claim for breach of contract, her union leader has warned.
Rose Gibb has lost her claim against Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust for breach of contract.
The chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust has welcomed the High Court judgement that it did not breach its former chief executive Rose Gibb’s contract.
Managers in Partnership, Rose Gibb’s trade union, today said it was disappointed with the High Court decision not to uphold her claim for breach of contract.
NHS South East Coast has welcomed the High Court judgement against Rose Gibb, former chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust.
The Department of Health has welcomed the judgement in the Rose Gibb case, in which former chief executive Rose Gibb lost her claim against Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust for breach of contract.
Employment experts tell HSJ what difference the judgement will make to NHS chief executives.
Rose Gibb said after the judgement: “This matter has been difficult for all parties and there can be no winners.” Read what the judge, Mr Justice Treacy, had to say about those involved.
The Department of Health has agreed to underwrite the massive legal bill Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust could face if Rose Gibb wins her controversial court case.
When Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust directors decided to arrange a pay-off for Rose Gibb they did not realise they were walking into a legal minefield. What lessons does the case hold? Alison Moore reports
NHS South East Coast and the Department of Health were aware a pay-off was under discussion with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust chief executive Rose Gibb - but they failed to intervene to stop it from being signed, a court heard last week.
Rose Gibb accused health secretary Alan Johnson of 'hounding' her after the Healthcare Commission published its critical report.
Rose Gibb faces an agonising wait to hear if she has won her legal battle with former employer Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust.At the end of four days of complex proceedings, Mr Justice Treacy said he wanted to reserve judgement on the breach of contract case.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust was not 'irrationally generous' in giving former chief executive Rose Gibb a £250,000 pay-off, because it took into account all the relevant considerations, a court heard yesterday.
The government would never have permitted any payment for Rose Gibb beyond her contractual entitlement, her barrister told the High Court today.
The board of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust acted beyond its powers in agreeing a payoff of £250,000 to former chief executive Rose Gibb, the High Court heard yesterday.
David Flory has admitted in the High Court that Rose Gibb was ‘unjustly denied’ of her right to claim unfair dismissal from her position as chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust.
Rose Gibb has described in court how she was “hounded, victimised and demonised” by the local health service and health secretary Alan Johnson.
Rose Gibb told the High Court today that if NHS chief executives resigned every time a patient died “there would be an awful lot of empty seats in the NHS”.
Rose Gibb’s battle to get her compensation payoff went to the High Court yesterday – where she was met by a barrage of photographers and cameramen.
Rose Gibb, the former chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust, goes to the High Court today to try to get her controversial payoff.Ms Gibb, who left the trust just days before the publication of a critical Healthcare Commission report into outbreaks of C difficile, is claiming damages for ...
The former chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust goes to court next week in a bid to get her controversial pay-off.
Rose Gibb, the former chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust, will go to court early next year to try to get a £250,000 pay-off.
The decision not to launch a criminal investigation into deaths at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust will not set a precedent, NHS managers have been warned.
The government’s NHS workforce strategy is sidelining trusts and fuelling rows with strategic health authorities, managers have told HSJ.
No-one will face prosecution over the deaths of 90 patients from C difficile at a Kent trust, it was announced today.
Rose Gibb, the former chief executive who received a £75,000 pay-off after presiding over a fatal infection outbreak, was prepared to 'stay and face the music', according to her trade union. She is suing her former employer for a further £175,000 plus interest, claiming she was forced to leave.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust has revealed it spent nearly £23,000 on legal advice over the severance payment to its former chief executive Rose Gibb.
The leader of the UK's hospital doctors is calling for greater regulation of managers - with powers to stop them working in healthcare in extreme cases.
The former chief executive of a trust at the centre of an infection control scandal is to get a £75,000 pay-off.
Glowing references for sacked senior managers could be banned in a government clampdown on embarrassing pay-offs.
The outgoing chief executive of a trust facing a £36m deficit left with a £170,000 pay-off.
Three non-executive directors who resigned from Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust are to write to non-executives around the country outlining their experience - and warning it could happen to others.
The government has come under renewed pressure over the Clostridium difficile outbreak at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust.
A Conservative MP is demanding the Department of Health discloses the severance settlement paid last month to Mark Rees, the former chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals trust.
All the non-executives of a trust at the centre of an infection control scandal have left.
Future pay-offs to senior managers who leave under a cloud may have to be approved by the Treasury. It follows the furore over severance pay to former Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust chief executive Rose Gibb.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells’ Clostridium difficiledeaths drew intense scrutiny. Alison Moore looks at what went wrong, how it was kept quiet and lessons for the rest of the service
The chair of the hospital trust at the centre of an infection control scandal has attacked centralised control of the NHS as he stepped down.
A Kent trust has been slated by the Healthcare Commission for failing to protect patients against infection.
The chief executive of Barking, Redbridge and Havering NHS Trust has stepped down just a week after asking staff to come up with cost-cutting ideas to save£10m.
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