Southern Health NHS Trust boss Katrina Percy resigns but immediately given a new role


Katrina Percy is standing aside as the boss of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Katrina Percy is standing aside as the boss of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

An NHS boss who failed to investigate more than 1,000 deaths triggered outrage last night after she resigned but kept her £240,000 pay package.

Katrina Percy announced yesterday that she was stepping down as chief executive of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust following growing criticism over her leadership.

But to the fury of families and MPs, the trust later confirmed she would be staying on as a ‘strategic adviser’ on the same £190,000-a-year salary with £50,000 paid into her pension.

The organisation, which cares for patients with mental health needs and learning difficulties, has been under intense scrutiny since last year following a spate of damning reports.

An inquiry in December found the trust had failed to investigate up to 1,259 ‘unexplained’ deaths over a four-year…



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