Hear Say: Angry over trust trying to gag critic
THERE’S not much that makes me angry.
Examples of injustice do, and arrogance.
And I have to say I was angry when I heard that a councillor was being investigated for misconduct after publicly criticising Grimsby’s hospital for its filthy chairs in A&E.
Councillor Matthew Brown may be an NHS trust governor, but he was talking as a member of the public.
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And, even if he wasn’t, what gives the hospital the right to effectively try to gag a critic?
Who does it think it is?
It’s a public body – funded by the taxpayer – and is open to question and criticism.
Instead, I would have advised it to accept the complaint, decide whether or not it was valid, and put its energies into rectifying the situation if it so decided – like cleaning or replacing stained fabric chairs in A&E.
Hearsay, by Michelle Hurst is the regular Grimsby Telegraph Wednesday column – read in full in today’s paper