UK hospital boss in hot water over Ibiza break

LAST UPDATED: 23 Mar, 2014 @ 13:30
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UK hospital boss in hot water over Ibiza break

THE boss of Europe’s largest cancer treatment hospital has been suspended over accusations she used NHS money to fund a trip to Ibiza.

Caroline Shaw, chief executive of the Christie Hospital in Manchester, was suspended in November after filing a €3,000 expenses claim for consultancy work carried out by Best Companies, the author of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For list.

But bosses at the hospital suspect Shaw used the money to fund a networking trip hosted by the same company on the Balearic party island last September.

Chief executive of Best Companies Jonathan Hamilton Austin stepped into the row insisting the costs of flights and accommodation were picked up by his company, not the NHS.

Shaw, who has held the top position at the hospital since 2005, strongly denies the claims, and said when she found out it was to be held in Ibiza she told the hosts she did not feel comfortable spending NHS cash on the trip.

It was at this point Hamilton Austin and his company agreed to cover her costs.

NHS anti-fraud specialists have been brought in to investigate.

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  1. with the salary she is on why did she not just pay for the trip herself if she wanted to go

    why do these people on high salaries claim Xs for every single penny they think they can get away with

  2. If she didn’t pay for it with NHS funds (stated paid for by BEST) – what’s the problem?! So let’s ay the “Cost Cocscious” NHS fires her after a costly Court battle (paid by UK Taxpayers) she’ll make a Court Claim for unfair dismissal under UK law for maybe… 500,000GBP minimo! DUMB!
    If & when the UK government “leaders” get some “testicular strength” they should correct the benefit cheats (both in & out of Office) who via The Courts’ Justices get away with flagrant thefts of Public monies like the recent UK Benefitter who falsified her Benefits Claim to get some 60,000 GBP to buy a holiday home in Spain! Penalty? – NO jail, but pay it back at 7.50 GBP/wk… for 176 YEARS! “Justice in UK has spoken”- some deterrent for more!

  3. B.of S.: You betray your ignorance of British jurisprudence and compensatory sums with this silly observation. Look closer to home for fiddles my friend. Suggest you start with your own erstwhile Head of Energy department. Not to mention “slush funds”.

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