NHS Trust Staff being asked to Work at a Private Hospital.

Dear Editor,
The GMB The Union for NHS Staff have written to the Chief Executive of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to ascertain if staff are covered by Insurance to work in the Theatre Suite of a Private Hospital at Torquay called Mount Stuart.As our reps have had no luck getting answers it has been moved to our Branch Escalation  Policy level 1.
We have advised our members to not accept said request until the Management have responded to this legitimate request as they are Trust Staff and Employed on NHS Terms and Conditions.
Questions have been raised by GMB as to how the closed Theatres were allowed to deteriorate to such an extent as to be closed .We have been informed that the closures have increased the Trust deficit by £2.9m and of course made waiting lists grow and patients have to wait longer as a knock on effect.
Paul Raybould Branch Secretary
Torbay and South Devon GMB Branch

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