Resignation of North West hospital group chair welcomed

IMPACT trade union has welcomed the resignation of Noel Daly as chair of the West-North West Hospital Group. His resignation came amid controversy about his company, the Health Partnership, being asked to review maternity services across the region.

IMPACT official Richy Carrothers said Mr Daly’s position had become untenable, and called for an independent review of the fiasco.

“Fundamental questions remain about why procurement policy was ignored and a contract given without a proper tender process. It also appears that nobody in authority raised the question of an obvious conflict of interest, which could have serious implications for maternity services across the West and North-West,” he said.