Cornwall and Isles of Scilly health authority has instigated an internal investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement made by its finance director, Roger Silvester. Mr Silvester was suspended in May following comments at a public board meeting at which he refused to accept the HA's plans for £4m cuts to save four community hospitals. Last month South West regional office completed its own investigation into the allegations and handed its report to the HA for action. An HA spokesperson would not comment on the reason for a second investigation, but said it would be completed and made public before Christmas. Mr Silvester remains suspended.