Bullying, sexism and poor NHS care exposed

Dewsbury District Hospital: 'Serious problems' Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Dewsbury District Hospital: 'Serious problems' Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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the Yorkshire Post has battled since August for the report to be published under the Freedom of Information Act.

Three months later the Mid Yorkshire trust finally issued a refusal and only last week, following another three-month delay, again refused, claiming that as the report was based on personal views rather than a full review of services, its disclosure would prejudice the public’s ability to make informed decisions about services. However, board directors apparently discussed the report the same day, leading to its release.

Even now parts of the report have been censored by acting chief executive Tracey McErlain-Burns if details could lead to the identification of individuals, if opinions might have changed if those questioned had known they would be made public and if, in her opinion, the claims were “unproven”.