Ex-Hull hospitals boss faces probe

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Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The man formerly responsible for hospitals in East Yorkshire and Hull faces a Government investigation.

Phil Morley resigned as chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust last April to take a similar post in Essex.

A report was published six months later which uncovered a culture of bullying within the trust, an allegation which Mr Morley has denied.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt agreed to investigate Mr Morley’s conduct after meeting Hull’s three Labour party MPs, Diana Johnson, Karl Turner and Alan Johnson.

The ACAS report revealed that employees at both the Castle Hill and Hull Royal Infirmary hospitals had experienced bullying.

This included being “prodded” or “pushed”, “aggressive behaviour” and “fist-banging”, according to the conciliation service.

Mr Morley denied this, saying that he has always exercised a zero-tolerance approach towards bullying.

He said he was influential in calling in ACAS to examine the allegations of bullying.

Mr Morley is now the Harlow-based Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s chief executive.

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Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015 by The News Editor

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