My case involves an Intensive Care Unit that at night routinely did not adhere to national staffing levels as defined in ICU Core Standards. The Trust has accepted that a protected disclosure about safety and staffing was made to it on the night of 10 January 2014.
The alleged detrimental action and career loss stemming from the actions of Trust and Deanery are the subject of litigation. With this in mind, I am prevented from offering any further information due to the risk of prejudicing the legal process.
I would however like to make clear that my dispute is with senior managers at the Trust and Deanery and not with clinical staff at the hospital or my 2 consultant clinical supervisors with whom I felt I had very good relationships and from whom I received excellent supervisor reports.
The ICU in question is staffed by dedicated and kind professionals who, when I was there often went beyond the call of duty and were hugely competent in difficult situations. I learnt a great deal from them.
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