Hospital chief gets £20,000 pay rise

Chief executive - Jacqueline Totterdell

Chief executive - Jacqueline Totterdell

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SOUTHEND’S hospital boss has been given a whopping £20,000 pay rise – despite some of her staff getting just a 1 per cent increase.

Jacqueline Totterdell, the hospital’s chief executive, receives £175,000 a year, according to the hospital’s annual report for 2013/14.

The pay rise comes despite the hospital being beset with staffing problems and having one of the worst A&E departments in the country.

Health workers’ union Unison has reacted furiously because its staff have been offered just 1 per cent.

Sam OIder, Unison regional organiser, said: “We are asking members to write to their MPs about this. Our members are receiving about one per cent. It hasn’t gone down very well to put it mildly.”

Jacqueline Totterdell’s second in command, Sue Hardy, the hospital’s chief nurse and deputy chief executive, got a £15,000 pay boost, taking her salary to £125,000.

Dean Jones, Unison branch secretary at Southend Hospital, added: “Our staff have just been brought up to the Agenda for Change national pay scales, with an average 1.2 per cent rise, way below the minimum 9 per cent given to directors.

“Jeremy Hunt said anyone earning more than £100,000 should receive a zero pay rise, with the money going to patients instead.

“We are seething because we’ve been told to tighten our belts, while they get these huge rises.”

The directors pay rises are awarded by the hospital’s remuneration committee.

The union has demanded to see the minutes of the meeting where the pay hikes were given.

The hospital defended the rises, saying they reflect the responsibility carried by top staff.

Alan Tobias, chairman of the hospital trust, said: “These are very senior, highly- qualified individuals who shoulder significant responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our local population.

“They are also responsible for more than 4,000 staff and manage a budget of more thanaquarter of abillion pounds.

“All posts at this level are subject to rigorous job evaluation arrangements and the pay scales applied reflect the outcomes of these processes.”

Mr Tobias added: “We have a remuneration committee, made up of non-executive directors, which advises the trust board on appropriate remuneration and terms of service for the chief executive, other executive directors, and other senior managers.

“The number of our directors and the scope of their responsibilities are in line with those in similar- sized organisations.

“However, their associated salaries benchmark as lower than their counterparts across the region.”

Claire Panniker, B a s i l d o n Hospital’s chief executive, earns slightly more than J a c q u e l i n e Totterdell, with a salary of £180,000, while Colchester’s chief executive gets £145,000.

 

 

SOUTHEND Hospital has had a rocky year. Health regulator Monitor ordered it to take urgent steps to improve its A&E department after branding it among the worst in the country.

The hospital has been told to come up with a plan to improve waiting times for non-emergency patients after repeatedly failing to meet a target of 95 per cent of patients seen within four hours.

Monitor also raised concerns about the stability of its executive team because of a high turnover of members in the past two years. There have been signs of improvement since then, with the hospital achieving more than 98 per cent seen in four hours for two consecutive months.

Jacqueline Totterdell, who was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top 50 hospital chief executives in the country, is also facing recruitment problems – having to recruit nurses from overseas to bridge the gap.

The shortage has led to huge expenditure on agency staff. It hasn’t helped the £5million funding black hole it has incurred, as it struggles to find £45million of cuts imposed by the Government

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5:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

supermadmax says...

When she gets paid that compared to how little all the carers, nurses etc... get paid, its a very good argument for Communism.
When she gets paid that compared to how little all the carers, nurses etc... get paid, its a very good argument for Communism. supermadmax
  • Score: 123

5:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fab man says...

So the hospital has a £5 million black hole yet they can fund a 20k per year payrise. So much for priorities sounds like the 'old boy' network to me.
So the hospital has a £5 million black hole yet they can fund a 20k per year payrise. So much for priorities sounds like the 'old boy' network to me. Fab man
  • Score: 232

5:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fab man says...

supermadmax wrote:
When she gets paid that compared to how little all the carers, nurses etc... get paid, its a very good argument for Communism.
I see your point but unfortunately the reality of communism is that the 'little people' will always suffer from the greed of the few in charge. Nurses & carers make a difference to people's lifes, not chief executives.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: When she gets paid that compared to how little all the carers, nurses etc... get paid, its a very good argument for Communism.[/p][/quote]I see your point but unfortunately the reality of communism is that the 'little people' will always suffer from the greed of the few in charge. Nurses & carers make a difference to people's lifes, not chief executives. Fab man
  • Score: 85

5:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

We have had enough says...

What was a good hospital is now a bad hospital. Nurses and Doctors are leaving in droves and the Chief Executive is given a pay rise when the hospital is the worst A& E in the country. She is paid more than the Prime Minister for failing. She should pay it back!
What was a good hospital is now a bad hospital. Nurses and Doctors are leaving in droves and the Chief Executive is given a pay rise when the hospital is the worst A& E in the country. She is paid more than the Prime Minister for failing. She should pay it back! We have had enough
  • Score: 275

5:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

runwellian says...

Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing!
Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing! runwellian
  • Score: -113

5:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

The issue is what do other Heads of similar hospitals get - that determines whether she is under or overpaid.
The issue is what do other Heads of similar hospitals get - that determines whether she is under or overpaid. Jack222
  • Score: -131

5:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The King of Southend says...

In the private sector £175k would be considered peanuts for running an organisation the size of Southend Hospital.

However the low and middle earners should have been taken care of first because they are the ones who have been most affected by cost of living rises.
In the private sector £175k would be considered peanuts for running an organisation the size of Southend Hospital. However the low and middle earners should have been taken care of first because they are the ones who have been most affected by cost of living rises. The King of Southend
  • Score: 74

5:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

supermadmax says...

runwellian wrote:
Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing!
She ain't no David Beckham, ie exceptionally talented.

& Beckham generated multi millions for his employers via sponsorships, image rights, merchandise and increase in young (ie life long) fan base world wide.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing![/p][/quote]She ain't no David Beckham, ie exceptionally talented. & Beckham generated multi millions for his employers via sponsorships, image rights, merchandise and increase in young (ie life long) fan base world wide. supermadmax
  • Score: 76

5:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Friendly Fire says...

For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing.
For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -170

6:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Thats the whole point of a 'Trust' isn't it, so your boss can be trusted to spend the money?
Its wrong, but thats what the workers at the hospital wanted when they voted for a trust.
In some ways I am not so bothered about her pay rise, it will be all the other behind the scene hanger ons, that are also taking massive pay increases.
Thats the whole point of a 'Trust' isn't it, so your boss can be trusted to spend the money? Its wrong, but thats what the workers at the hospital wanted when they voted for a trust. In some ways I am not so bothered about her pay rise, it will be all the other behind the scene hanger ons, that are also taking massive pay increases. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 136

6:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The King of Southend says...

can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression.
can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression. The King of Southend
  • Score: -27

6:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Avocati says...

The article said “They are also responsible for more than 4,000 staff and manage a budget of more thanaquarter of abillion pounds......."

Whoopi do, the Nurses have lives in their hands, now what is more important?

Erm, let me guess what they think?

The cash.

Hands on responsibility for lives or hands on the money which they (CEO and their lackies), seem to help themselves to whenever they have a whim to do so.

Disgraceful behaviour.

The people who awarded this pay in the first place need sacking without a golden handshake in my opinion.

Society has gone massively wrong where those at the top end get mind boggling pay packets and those who are doers at the front end get a bare minimum living wage.

Reminds me of the decline of the Roman Empire, and I would know.

Signed;

Avocati
The article said “They are also responsible for more than 4,000 staff and manage a budget of more thanaquarter of abillion pounds......." Whoopi do, the Nurses have lives in their hands, now what is more important? Erm, let me guess what they think? The cash. Hands on responsibility for lives or hands on the money which they (CEO and their lackies), seem to help themselves to whenever they have a whim to do so. Disgraceful behaviour. The people who awarded this pay in the first place need sacking without a golden handshake in my opinion. Society has gone massively wrong where those at the top end get mind boggling pay packets and those who are doers at the front end get a bare minimum living wage. Reminds me of the decline of the Roman Empire, and I would know. Signed; Avocati Avocati
  • Score: 213

6:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

We have had enough says...

The King of Southend wrote:
In the private sector £175k would be considered peanuts for running an organisation the size of Southend Hospital.

However the low and middle earners should have been taken care of first because they are the ones who have been most affected by cost of living rises.
Yes but in the private sector you would be sacked not paid more
[quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: In the private sector £175k would be considered peanuts for running an organisation the size of Southend Hospital. However the low and middle earners should have been taken care of first because they are the ones who have been most affected by cost of living rises.[/p][/quote]Yes but in the private sector you would be sacked not paid more We have had enough
  • Score: 226

6:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

The King of Southend wrote:
can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression.
No money to build smoking shelters.
[quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression.[/p][/quote]No money to build smoking shelters. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: -21

6:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

stopmoaning1 says...

runwellian wrote:
Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing!
Ridiculous argument. David Beckham's salary isn't funded by the battered tax payer.
However, if you do want to compare;
David Beckham - Very successful
Jacqueline Totterdell - Provides poor service that includes the worst A&E department in the country.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing![/p][/quote]Ridiculous argument. David Beckham's salary isn't funded by the battered tax payer. However, if you do want to compare; David Beckham - Very successful Jacqueline Totterdell - Provides poor service that includes the worst A&E department in the country. stopmoaning1
  • Score: 209

6:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

keepitreal says...

I will do her greedy little job for half the price
I will do her greedy little job for half the price keepitreal
  • Score: 42

6:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

To retain the best, you pay the best.
To retain the best, you pay the best. sesibollox
  • Score: -149

6:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

girlie71 says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing.
Idiot ...
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing.[/p][/quote]Idiot ... girlie71
  • Score: 58

7:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OldSmokey says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing.
Nice try ol son. I'm sure if you were the husband you wouldn't be making comments like that. "Muppet"
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing.[/p][/quote]Nice try ol son. I'm sure if you were the husband you wouldn't be making comments like that. "Muppet" OldSmokey
  • Score: 23

7:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

jayman says...

Stuff their mouths with gold? NHS is on course for privatisation and all the NHS top staff are on board.
Stuff their mouths with gold? NHS is on course for privatisation and all the NHS top staff are on board. jayman
  • Score: 79

7:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

essexjack07 says...

Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors.
Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise?
Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.
Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors. Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise? Let her be judged on which road she takes with this. essexjack07
  • Score: 216

9:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Friendly Fire says...

girlie71 wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing.
Idiot ...
I just can't help it.
[quote][p][bold]girlie71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: For your information, this is my wife. People say that this is pure greed, and people complain. Yes I do feel sorry for the nurses and carers and agree they should get paid more too, but my wife is where she is today because she has put in massive amounts of hard work. A 6 bedroom house in Brentwood does not come to you for nothing.[/p][/quote]Idiot ...[/p][/quote]I just can't help it. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -35

9:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

We have had enough says...

essexjack07 wrote:
Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors.
Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise?
Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.
Fall on her sword and resign.
[quote][p][bold]essexjack07[/bold] wrote: Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors. Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise? Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.[/p][/quote]Fall on her sword and resign. We have had enough
  • Score: 172

10:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

We have had enough wrote:
essexjack07 wrote:
Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors.
Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise?
Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.
Fall on her sword and resign.
Could you do better ? I think not, the sheer weight of responsibility demands high pay, something rather misunderstood by many a worker.
This massive engine is kept running by the management, used by the public, criticised by the working ants, who'd love to think they know better, yet have failed to become elevated further than the shop floor, be thankful for your lot, you can always leave, the time for complacency has passed, your either a valued working cog, or destined for the scrap heap.
[quote][p][bold]We have had enough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]essexjack07[/bold] wrote: Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors. Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise? Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.[/p][/quote]Fall on her sword and resign.[/p][/quote]Could you do better ? I think not, the sheer weight of responsibility demands high pay, something rather misunderstood by many a worker. This massive engine is kept running by the management, used by the public, criticised by the working ants, who'd love to think they know better, yet have failed to become elevated further than the shop floor, be thankful for your lot, you can always leave, the time for complacency has passed, your either a valued working cog, or destined for the scrap heap. sesibollox
  • Score: -143

10:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

robb789 says...

That's only just over half of what Wayne Rooney gets in a week for kicking an empty cow bladder around the park. I don't think its enough personally.
That's only just over half of what Wayne Rooney gets in a week for kicking an empty cow bladder around the park. I don't think its enough personally. robb789
  • Score: -105

10:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BrianOtridge says...

This is absolutely ridiculous. It is elitist behaviour, cronyism at its worst, hypocrisy. Leaders are supposed to set an example to their troops, but it is all in the "best traditions" of George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

UKIP will not tolerate this kind of self-serving public-sector troughing, and will seek more cost-effective ways of managing public sector services, with priority to the "customers" and the front-line staff who have to face them every day,
This is absolutely ridiculous. It is elitist behaviour, cronyism at its worst, hypocrisy. Leaders are supposed to set an example to their troops, but it is all in the "best traditions" of George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." UKIP will not tolerate this kind of self-serving public-sector troughing, and will seek more cost-effective ways of managing public sector services, with priority to the "customers" and the front-line staff who have to face them every day, BrianOtridge
  • Score: 165

10:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

emcee says...

Quote Alan Tobias, chairman of the hospital trust: "These are very senior, highly- qualified individuals who shoulder significant responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our local population."
-
To "shoulder" responsibility is to do just that. However, these responsibilities, for which they are paid vast sums, never seems to extend to suffering the consequences when performances, for which they are responsible, are poor. Shouldering responsibility does not only mean to be rewarded for when things go right but also to suffer forfeit when things go wrong. These people seem to be rewarded regardless of how they, or the hospital they are responsible for, performs.

Quote: “They are also responsible for more than 4,000 staff ..."
-
And Jacqueline Totterdell has just stuck two fingers up to nearly each and every one of those staff.
Quote Alan Tobias, chairman of the hospital trust: "These are very senior, highly- qualified individuals who shoulder significant responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our local population." - To "shoulder" responsibility is to do just that. However, these responsibilities, for which they are paid vast sums, never seems to extend to suffering the consequences when performances, for which they are responsible, are poor. Shouldering responsibility does not only mean to be rewarded for when things go right but also to suffer forfeit when things go wrong. These people seem to be rewarded regardless of how they, or the hospital they are responsible for, performs. Quote: “They are also responsible for more than 4,000 staff ..." - And Jacqueline Totterdell has just stuck two fingers up to nearly each and every one of those staff. emcee
  • Score: 184

11:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

We have had enough says...

emcee wrote:
Quote Alan Tobias, chairman of the hospital trust: "These are very senior, highly- qualified individuals who shoulder significant responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our local population."
-
To "shoulder" responsibility is to do just that. However, these responsibilities, for which they are paid vast sums, never seems to extend to suffering the consequences when performances, for which they are responsible, are poor. Shouldering responsibility does not only mean to be rewarded for when things go right but also to suffer forfeit when things go wrong. These people seem to be rewarded regardless of how they, or the hospital they are responsible for, performs.

Quote: “They are also responsible for more than 4,000 staff ..."
-
And Jacqueline Totterdell has just stuck two fingers up to nearly each and every one of those staff.
Alan Tobias has stuck two fingers up too, as he approves of this outrageous increase.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Quote Alan Tobias, chairman of the hospital trust: "These are very senior, highly- qualified individuals who shoulder significant responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our local population." - To "shoulder" responsibility is to do just that. However, these responsibilities, for which they are paid vast sums, never seems to extend to suffering the consequences when performances, for which they are responsible, are poor. Shouldering responsibility does not only mean to be rewarded for when things go right but also to suffer forfeit when things go wrong. These people seem to be rewarded regardless of how they, or the hospital they are responsible for, performs. Quote: “They are also responsible for more than 4,000 staff ..." - And Jacqueline Totterdell has just stuck two fingers up to nearly each and every one of those staff.[/p][/quote]Alan Tobias has stuck two fingers up too, as he approves of this outrageous increase. We have had enough
  • Score: 175

12:27am Tue 29 Jul 14

Southchurch75 says...

I would wager that she has a private health care plan in place and that neither she nor her family would set foot inside a NHS establishment for medical treatment
I would wager that she has a private health care plan in place and that neither she nor her family would set foot inside a NHS establishment for medical treatment Southchurch75
  • Score: 19

12:34am Tue 29 Jul 14

RuleBritania says...

A £20,000 reward for failure. Unbelievable. What a sterling example of her lack of morals, to accept that increase in the face of such overwhelming public scrutiny beggars belief.
A £20,000 reward for failure. Unbelievable. What a sterling example of her lack of morals, to accept that increase in the face of such overwhelming public scrutiny beggars belief. RuleBritania
  • Score: 139

12:38am Tue 29 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

runwellian wrote:
Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing!
Oh dear...enough said.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing![/p][/quote]Oh dear...enough said. ThisYear
  • Score: 3

2:24am Tue 29 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Absolute travesty. How can she justify that sort of money even before the pay rise?

Totally unrealistic, insensitive, appalling.
Absolute travesty. How can she justify that sort of money even before the pay rise? Totally unrealistic, insensitive, appalling. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 122

3:07am Tue 29 Jul 14

Southchurch75 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Absolute travesty. How can she justify that sort of money even before the pay rise?

Totally unrealistic, insensitive, appalling.
If that's her base salary, then you need to add a further 30% to the figure to cover national insurance and pension contributions. Owing to a very generous final salary scheme, she will be costing the NHS and the taxpayer an absolute fortune long after her legacy of failure.....and the people will continue to suffer and lie on trollies while she quaffs champagne in a sun lit paradise paid for with a gold plated pension scheme that we are all paying for!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Absolute travesty. How can she justify that sort of money even before the pay rise? Totally unrealistic, insensitive, appalling.[/p][/quote]If that's her base salary, then you need to add a further 30% to the figure to cover national insurance and pension contributions. Owing to a very generous final salary scheme, she will be costing the NHS and the taxpayer an absolute fortune long after her legacy of failure.....and the people will continue to suffer and lie on trollies while she quaffs champagne in a sun lit paradise paid for with a gold plated pension scheme that we are all paying for! Southchurch75
  • Score: 89

6:28am Tue 29 Jul 14

alarminstaller says...

This is obscene.

It is our money and this lady should show by example and say no this is still not the time to accept HUGE pay rises when my staff only get 1%.

This greed will sink her.
This is obscene. It is our money and this lady should show by example and say no this is still not the time to accept HUGE pay rises when my staff only get 1%. This greed will sink her. alarminstaller
  • Score: 128

6:57am Tue 29 Jul 14

The King of Southend says...

BrianOtridge wrote:
This is absolutely ridiculous. It is elitist behaviour, cronyism at its worst, hypocrisy. Leaders are supposed to set an example to their troops, but it is all in the "best traditions" of George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

UKIP will not tolerate this kind of self-serving public-sector troughing, and will seek more cost-effective ways of managing public sector services, with priority to the "customers" and the front-line staff who have to face them every day,
UKIP will be a distant memory by the time of the next election like the BNP before them.

Why does this site attract so many right wingers?
[quote][p][bold]BrianOtridge[/bold] wrote: This is absolutely ridiculous. It is elitist behaviour, cronyism at its worst, hypocrisy. Leaders are supposed to set an example to their troops, but it is all in the "best traditions" of George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." UKIP will not tolerate this kind of self-serving public-sector troughing, and will seek more cost-effective ways of managing public sector services, with priority to the "customers" and the front-line staff who have to face them every day,[/p][/quote]UKIP will be a distant memory by the time of the next election like the BNP before them. Why does this site attract so many right wingers? The King of Southend
  • Score: -79

6:58am Tue 29 Jul 14

The King of Southend says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
The King of Southend wrote:
can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression.
No money to build smoking shelters.
It's a hospital, not a bingo hall.
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression.[/p][/quote]No money to build smoking shelters.[/p][/quote]It's a hospital, not a bingo hall. The King of Southend
  • Score: 8

7:37am Tue 29 Jul 14

Bosniavet says...

Well, given the recent reports that have been released, the top staff are obviously not being paid by results are they? I suppose there is no chance that she & her deputy will refuse the payrise offered on the grounds it is undeserved.
Maybe Southend University Hospital Trust can explain how this woman is worth a salary larger than that of the PM, & why they ignore the advice of the Secretary of State for Health.....
Well, given the recent reports that have been released, the top staff are obviously not being paid by results are they? I suppose there is no chance that she & her deputy will refuse the payrise offered on the grounds it is undeserved. Maybe Southend University Hospital Trust can explain how this woman is worth a salary larger than that of the PM, & why they ignore the advice of the Secretary of State for Health..... Bosniavet
  • Score: 123

8:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

Russ13 says...

I've had recent experiences with Southend Hospital. My Nan was in there at the end of last year and the beginning of this year and my wife was in there last month when she gave birth to our daughter.

My observations of the place were the same for both "visits":

On the whole, the nursing staff and doctors are amazing, they genuinely want to do their best and provide the best care possible.

The problem is, there simply aren't enough staff.

It's sickening to think that the two "chiefs" mentioned above bonuses along could pay for an extra nurse!
I've had recent experiences with Southend Hospital. My Nan was in there at the end of last year and the beginning of this year and my wife was in there last month when she gave birth to our daughter. My observations of the place were the same for both "visits": On the whole, the nursing staff and doctors are amazing, they genuinely want to do their best and provide the best care possible. The problem is, there simply aren't enough staff. It's sickening to think that the two "chiefs" mentioned above bonuses along could pay for an extra nurse! Russ13
  • Score: 122

9:03am Tue 29 Jul 14

ToySoldier says...

I have learnt that the hospital have increased the cost for staff to park there by 40%! The staff are NOT happy I can tell ya. This was announced yesterday, the same day you reported the bosses pay increase...
I have learnt that the hospital have increased the cost for staff to park there by 40%! The staff are NOT happy I can tell ya. This was announced yesterday, the same day you reported the bosses pay increase... ToySoldier
  • Score: 82

9:16am Tue 29 Jul 14

essexjack07 says...

sesibollox wrote:
We have had enough wrote:
essexjack07 wrote:
Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors.
Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise?
Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.
Fall on her sword and resign.
Could you do better ? I think not, the sheer weight of responsibility demands high pay, something rather misunderstood by many a worker.
This massive engine is kept running by the management, used by the public, criticised by the working ants, who'd love to think they know better, yet have failed to become elevated further than the shop floor, be thankful for your lot, you can always leave, the time for complacency has passed, your either a valued working cog, or destined for the scrap heap.
It would be hard to do worse, I am sure the hard working, highly skilled staff at Southend hospital will be pleased to see you describe them as "ants" if you or a member of your family have to have life saving treatment who will you want keeping you alive the chief executive or the ants ? Does the responsibility of saving lives not demand a decent wage?
Also not everyone wants to go down the murky road of management, whilst many of these ants have more qualifications than any of the directors.
Your final comment is where the problem lies, staff are not valued.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We have had enough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]essexjack07[/bold] wrote: Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors. Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise? Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.[/p][/quote]Fall on her sword and resign.[/p][/quote]Could you do better ? I think not, the sheer weight of responsibility demands high pay, something rather misunderstood by many a worker. This massive engine is kept running by the management, used by the public, criticised by the working ants, who'd love to think they know better, yet have failed to become elevated further than the shop floor, be thankful for your lot, you can always leave, the time for complacency has passed, your either a valued working cog, or destined for the scrap heap.[/p][/quote]It would be hard to do worse, I am sure the hard working, highly skilled staff at Southend hospital will be pleased to see you describe them as "ants" if you or a member of your family have to have life saving treatment who will you want keeping you alive the chief executive or the ants ? Does the responsibility of saving lives not demand a decent wage? Also not everyone wants to go down the murky road of management, whilst many of these ants have more qualifications than any of the directors. Your final comment is where the problem lies, staff are not valued. essexjack07
  • Score: 122

9:28am Tue 29 Jul 14

We have had enough says...

The King of Southend wrote:
BrianOtridge wrote:
This is absolutely ridiculous. It is elitist behaviour, cronyism at its worst, hypocrisy. Leaders are supposed to set an example to their troops, but it is all in the "best traditions" of George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

UKIP will not tolerate this kind of self-serving public-sector troughing, and will seek more cost-effective ways of managing public sector services, with priority to the "customers" and the front-line staff who have to face them every day,
UKIP will be a distant memory by the time of the next election like the BNP before them.

Why does this site attract so many right wingers?
Where are our MPs - David Amess and James Duttridge , silent, no wonder UKIP are taking over. Role on elections.
[quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BrianOtridge[/bold] wrote: This is absolutely ridiculous. It is elitist behaviour, cronyism at its worst, hypocrisy. Leaders are supposed to set an example to their troops, but it is all in the "best traditions" of George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." UKIP will not tolerate this kind of self-serving public-sector troughing, and will seek more cost-effective ways of managing public sector services, with priority to the "customers" and the front-line staff who have to face them every day,[/p][/quote]UKIP will be a distant memory by the time of the next election like the BNP before them. Why does this site attract so many right wingers?[/p][/quote]Where are our MPs - David Amess and James Duttridge , silent, no wonder UKIP are taking over. Role on elections. We have had enough
  • Score: 119

9:45am Tue 29 Jul 14

We have had enough says...

Southchurch75 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Absolute travesty. How can she justify that sort of money even before the pay rise?

Totally unrealistic, insensitive, appalling.
If that's her base salary, then you need to add a further 30% to the figure to cover national insurance and pension contributions. Owing to a very generous final salary scheme, she will be costing the NHS and the taxpayer an absolute fortune long after her legacy of failure.....and the people will continue to suffer and lie on trollies while she quaffs champagne in a sun lit paradise paid for with a gold plated pension scheme that we are all paying for!
On top of the £175k salary, she got £177k into her pension in one year paid by the taxpayer. So it was £352k in one year!

She is now officially a pensioner millionaire. Not bad for failing!

(Page 177 Southend Hospital Annual Report and Accounts 2013 - 2014)
[quote][p][bold]Southchurch75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Absolute travesty. How can she justify that sort of money even before the pay rise? Totally unrealistic, insensitive, appalling.[/p][/quote]If that's her base salary, then you need to add a further 30% to the figure to cover national insurance and pension contributions. Owing to a very generous final salary scheme, she will be costing the NHS and the taxpayer an absolute fortune long after her legacy of failure.....and the people will continue to suffer and lie on trollies while she quaffs champagne in a sun lit paradise paid for with a gold plated pension scheme that we are all paying for![/p][/quote]On top of the £175k salary, she got £177k into her pension in one year paid by the taxpayer. So it was £352k in one year! She is now officially a pensioner millionaire. Not bad for failing! (Page 177 Southend Hospital Annual Report and Accounts 2013 - 2014) We have had enough
  • Score: 125

10:41am Tue 29 Jul 14

essexjack07 says...

Just a further thought what about all those staff and members of the public who give up their time and money to raise funds for the hospital to buy equipment that the hospital appears not to be able to afford?
The next £20'000 they raise will supplement this pay rise.
Just a further thought what about all those staff and members of the public who give up their time and money to raise funds for the hospital to buy equipment that the hospital appears not to be able to afford? The next £20'000 they raise will supplement this pay rise. essexjack07
  • Score: 86

10:48am Tue 29 Jul 14

The1andOnly says...

"very senior, very highly qualified individuals who shoulder significant responsibility"... well I hold more qualifications than they do, and I don't earn anywhere near their salary...

I got 'brought in line' with pay for Agenda for Change but have been earning less than my colleagues for a while so am still behind on earnings.

I also now have to suffer a rise in parking because the hospital needs to fund improvements, yet parking in Scotland and Wales is free while their hospitals are managing to fund facilities improvements...

However with regards to responsibility... I concede that running a hospital that has to treat tens of thousands yearly is a burden, however it has been proven that happiness is not brought about by higher earnings than £50,000 a year... so now I have to ask the question... will the hospital bosses be doing a better job now they are paid more... or would they do a worse job if paid less? And why does running a hospital (which I have admitted is stressful) mean you can earn more than the PM who runs a country (which I would argue is likely more stressful)?
"very senior, very highly qualified individuals who shoulder significant responsibility"... well I hold more qualifications than they do, and I don't earn anywhere near their salary... I got 'brought in line' with pay for Agenda for Change but have been earning less than my colleagues for a while so am still behind on earnings. I also now have to suffer a rise in parking because the hospital needs to fund improvements, yet parking in Scotland and Wales is free while their hospitals are managing to fund facilities improvements... However with regards to responsibility... I concede that running a hospital that has to treat tens of thousands yearly is a burden, however it has been proven that happiness is not brought about by higher earnings than £50,000 a year... so now I have to ask the question... will the hospital bosses be doing a better job now they are paid more... or would they do a worse job if paid less? And why does running a hospital (which I have admitted is stressful) mean you can earn more than the PM who runs a country (which I would argue is likely more stressful)? The1andOnly
  • Score: 73

12:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

barneydrop says...

She deseves it.
First-class travel to Barbados doesn't come cheap you know!
She deseves it. First-class travel to Barbados doesn't come cheap you know! barneydrop
  • Score: -23

12:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

The King of Southend wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote:
The King of Southend wrote: can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression.
No money to build smoking shelters.
It's a hospital, not a bingo hall.
Too right, full agree.
It was one of the ideas that was getting put around for a while though. Now all the smokers stand by the doors blowing their smoke into the hospital. No one is prepared to tell people to put out their death sticks on the hospital grounds.
Nice.
[quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: can Southend Hospital ban fat people from smoking directly outside the hospital perimeter. It creates such a bad impression.[/p][/quote]No money to build smoking shelters.[/p][/quote]It's a hospital, not a bingo hall.[/p][/quote]Too right, full agree. It was one of the ideas that was getting put around for a while though. Now all the smokers stand by the doors blowing their smoke into the hospital. No one is prepared to tell people to put out their death sticks on the hospital grounds. Nice. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 16

5:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

andy:) says...

runwellian wrote:
Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing!
Beckham was not paid by the tax payer though there is a huge difference.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Yet nobody complained about Beckham, as thick as two planks, who got paid millions just to kick a ball around a filed ... absolutely amazing![/p][/quote]Beckham was not paid by the tax payer though there is a huge difference. andy:)
  • Score: 42

5:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

leslog says...

THIS CANNOT BE FAIR WHEN OTHERS ARE RESTRICTED IN THE NHS TO 1% RISES ,WHICH DOES MATCH THE COST OF LIVING,WHERE IS THE LOGIC TO ALL THIS ,ARE THEY DELIBERATELY GETTING OTHERS BACKS UP FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION
THIS CANNOT BE FAIR WHEN OTHERS ARE RESTRICTED IN THE NHS TO 1% RISES ,WHICH DOES MATCH THE COST OF LIVING,WHERE IS THE LOGIC TO ALL THIS ,ARE THEY DELIBERATELY GETTING OTHERS BACKS UP FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION leslog
  • Score: 43

5:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

andy:) says...

sesibollox wrote:
To retain the best, you pay the best.
Where is thee evidence that she is the best ?. Southend hospital once successful is now pagued with problems, I have seen no justification in giving her a 20k raise especially considering the tiny raises given to other staff.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: To retain the best, you pay the best.[/p][/quote]Where is thee evidence that she is the best ?. Southend hospital once successful is now pagued with problems, I have seen no justification in giving her a 20k raise especially considering the tiny raises given to other staff. andy:)
  • Score: 101

5:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

andy:) says...

I thought 'we are all in this together', oh sorry that was more Tory rubbish.
I thought 'we are all in this together', oh sorry that was more Tory rubbish. andy:)
  • Score: 5

6:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jolllyboy says...

You cant use the excuse that others in the same position are paid the higher wage since Southend Hosp is not doing well at all. I wonder if it is a boost prior to leaving ie boost the pension ? just a thought.
You cant use the excuse that others in the same position are paid the higher wage since Southend Hosp is not doing well at all. I wonder if it is a boost prior to leaving ie boost the pension ? just a thought. jolllyboy
  • Score: 78

8:27pm Tue 29 Jul 14

essexjack07 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
You cant use the excuse that others in the same position are paid the higher wage since Southend Hosp is not doing well at all. I wonder if it is a boost prior to leaving ie boost the pension ? just a thought.
Good point you are probably right, wait and see if she leaves in the near future to confirm this.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: You cant use the excuse that others in the same position are paid the higher wage since Southend Hosp is not doing well at all. I wonder if it is a boost prior to leaving ie boost the pension ? just a thought.[/p][/quote]Good point you are probably right, wait and see if she leaves in the near future to confirm this. essexjack07
  • Score: 21

9:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Prittlewell569465 says...

Shocking!
Shocking! Prittlewell569465
  • Score: 79

1:06am Wed 30 Jul 14

Judge Fish says...

It's an extraordinarily crass move at a time when the wages of key workers at the hospital are failing to keep pace with the rising costs of living.

I believe that within the NHS executive pay should rise in line with lower grade employees.
It's an extraordinarily crass move at a time when the wages of key workers at the hospital are failing to keep pace with the rising costs of living. I believe that within the NHS executive pay should rise in line with lower grade employees. Judge Fish
  • Score: 55

10:03am Wed 30 Jul 14

Archibald1960 says...

Southend Hospitals Chief Executive’s Pay rise.

Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Noble words, when it applies to patient care. It is a pity the same consideration does not apply to the poor staff, who actually look after these patients.
Everybody matters
Competency increments aside, most of the staff who work in Southend Hospital, received a derisory 1% pay increase this year. True it was better than the non-consolidated 1% the government wanted to give them. The trust board was very keen for staff to accept the offer promptly. Now however, it is very clear why! Jacqueline Totterdell’s £20,000 rise or 11% pay increase. Clearly she matters much more than the staff actually responsible for patient care!

Everything Counts
Assuming 12.3% pension contributions (not taxed), 2% national insurance(above earning cap) and 40% tax are paid on the £20,000, that leaves Jacqueline, a cool £10,173/annum extra in her pocket.
Staff working for Medirest are paid a flat rate of £6.31/hour or £12,304.50/annum (on a 37.5 hour week). Their take home pay, in total, is probably not much different to her increase!

Everyone’s Responsible.
After the fiasco of the A/E department, to name the most high profile failure since she took over as Chief Executive, just like the bank CEO’s who over saw the 2008 financial meltdown, it appear that accountability does not stand in the way of huge pay rises!
Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Alan Tobias stated that Jacqueline Totterdell is highly qualified. Is he conveniently forgetting that the whole hospital is packed full of highly qualified staff. However, when it comes to it, everyone from the Chief Executive right down to the caterers on the wards, are all equally essential for patient care and should all be given the same pay rise. It would be morally wrong for any one person to accept such a huge rise whilst giving those under her so little. Let us hope that Jacqueline will do the honest thing and accept only 1% like the rest of the staff! If however she does not, it will only prove that she is as morally bankrupt as the bankers!
Southend Hospitals Chief Executive’s Pay rise. Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Noble words, when it applies to patient care. It is a pity the same consideration does not apply to the poor staff, who actually look after these patients. Everybody matters Competency increments aside, most of the staff who work in Southend Hospital, received a derisory 1% pay increase this year. True it was better than the non-consolidated 1% the government wanted to give them. The trust board was very keen for staff to accept the offer promptly. Now however, it is very clear why! Jacqueline Totterdell’s £20,000 rise or 11% pay increase. Clearly she matters much more than the staff actually responsible for patient care! Everything Counts Assuming 12.3% pension contributions (not taxed), 2% national insurance(above earning cap) and 40% tax are paid on the £20,000, that leaves Jacqueline, a cool £10,173/annum extra in her pocket. Staff working for Medirest are paid a flat rate of £6.31/hour or £12,304.50/annum (on a 37.5 hour week). Their take home pay, in total, is probably not much different to her increase! Everyone’s Responsible. After the fiasco of the A/E department, to name the most high profile failure since she took over as Chief Executive, just like the bank CEO’s who over saw the 2008 financial meltdown, it appear that accountability does not stand in the way of huge pay rises! Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Alan Tobias stated that Jacqueline Totterdell is highly qualified. Is he conveniently forgetting that the whole hospital is packed full of highly qualified staff. However, when it comes to it, everyone from the Chief Executive right down to the caterers on the wards, are all equally essential for patient care and should all be given the same pay rise. It would be morally wrong for any one person to accept such a huge rise whilst giving those under her so little. Let us hope that Jacqueline will do the honest thing and accept only 1% like the rest of the staff! If however she does not, it will only prove that she is as morally bankrupt as the bankers! Archibald1960
  • Score: 103

10:19am Wed 30 Jul 14

Localgirltoo says...

I have thought about this long and hard and really cannot see how this pay rise can be justified
The hospital while trying to improve is still failing on a huge number of levels
They are recruiting nurses from abroad because all the local staff have left as they have been treated so badly and so inflexibly. most staff working are tired and demoralised
The doctors are on their knees as they are constantly covering for staff that have left but poor HR means their jobs have t even been advertised
The medical rota is a shambles with many days having unsafe staffing numbers and poor lines of responsibility
Money is spent to improve the profitability of the Trust but neglecting current quality
Expensive Projects and short term advisors to discover what the current problems are just highlight information that has been known for years and nothing is done about.
Mr friendly fire whilst I appreciate you wife has worked hard to get where she is it's a tough world at the top where you should be paid on results
Since her arrival at the trust the downhill trend has been similar to a winter Olympic event
She may be slowly ticking corporate boxes but is failing monumentally to be an inspirational leader which for that salary she should be.
If she had any insight at all into the current situation or the hostility she is building in her fragmented team and crumbling services she would not accept this money
I have thought about this long and hard and really cannot see how this pay rise can be justified The hospital while trying to improve is still failing on a huge number of levels They are recruiting nurses from abroad because all the local staff have left as they have been treated so badly and so inflexibly. most staff working are tired and demoralised The doctors are on their knees as they are constantly covering for staff that have left but poor HR means their jobs have t even been advertised The medical rota is a shambles with many days having unsafe staffing numbers and poor lines of responsibility Money is spent to improve the profitability of the Trust but neglecting current quality Expensive Projects and short term advisors to discover what the current problems are just highlight information that has been known for years and nothing is done about. Mr friendly fire whilst I appreciate you wife has worked hard to get where she is it's a tough world at the top where you should be paid on results Since her arrival at the trust the downhill trend has been similar to a winter Olympic event She may be slowly ticking corporate boxes but is failing monumentally to be an inspirational leader which for that salary she should be. If she had any insight at all into the current situation or the hostility she is building in her fragmented team and crumbling services she would not accept this money Localgirltoo
  • Score: 93

11:33am Wed 30 Jul 14

Judge Fish says...

Localgirltoo wrote:
I have thought about this long and hard and really cannot see how this pay rise can be justified
The hospital while trying to improve is still failing on a huge number of levels
They are recruiting nurses from abroad because all the local staff have left as they have been treated so badly and so inflexibly. most staff working are tired and demoralised
The doctors are on their knees as they are constantly covering for staff that have left but poor HR means their jobs have t even been advertised
The medical rota is a shambles with many days having unsafe staffing numbers and poor lines of responsibility
Money is spent to improve the profitability of the Trust but neglecting current quality
Expensive Projects and short term advisors to discover what the current problems are just highlight information that has been known for years and nothing is done about.
Mr friendly fire whilst I appreciate you wife has worked hard to get where she is it's a tough world at the top where you should be paid on results
Since her arrival at the trust the downhill trend has been similar to a winter Olympic event
She may be slowly ticking corporate boxes but is failing monumentally to be an inspirational leader which for that salary she should be.
If she had any insight at all into the current situation or the hostility she is building in her fragmented team and crumbling services she would not accept this money
I was surprised that the issues around staffing didn't show up in the CQC's July 2014 Intelligent Monitoring report for Southend Hospital. It clearly is an issue and has been for many years, regardless of what is said on paper.

Bank and agency staff working in unfamiliar settings are no substitute for cohesive teams of permanent workers.

Apart from that, the hospital comes off reasonably well. Areas of elevated risk are identified as enforcement action undertaken by the regulatory body Monitor (in A&E), a shortfall in the number of VTE assessments being carried out on patients (something that can easily be turned around) and incidences of staff whistle blowing. The latter has been a perennial problem for the Trust.
[quote][p][bold]Localgirltoo[/bold] wrote: I have thought about this long and hard and really cannot see how this pay rise can be justified The hospital while trying to improve is still failing on a huge number of levels They are recruiting nurses from abroad because all the local staff have left as they have been treated so badly and so inflexibly. most staff working are tired and demoralised The doctors are on their knees as they are constantly covering for staff that have left but poor HR means their jobs have t even been advertised The medical rota is a shambles with many days having unsafe staffing numbers and poor lines of responsibility Money is spent to improve the profitability of the Trust but neglecting current quality Expensive Projects and short term advisors to discover what the current problems are just highlight information that has been known for years and nothing is done about. Mr friendly fire whilst I appreciate you wife has worked hard to get where she is it's a tough world at the top where you should be paid on results Since her arrival at the trust the downhill trend has been similar to a winter Olympic event She may be slowly ticking corporate boxes but is failing monumentally to be an inspirational leader which for that salary she should be. If she had any insight at all into the current situation or the hostility she is building in her fragmented team and crumbling services she would not accept this money[/p][/quote]I was surprised that the issues around staffing didn't show up in the CQC's July 2014 Intelligent Monitoring report for Southend Hospital. It clearly is an issue and has been for many years, regardless of what is said on paper. Bank and agency staff working in unfamiliar settings are no substitute for cohesive teams of permanent workers. Apart from that, the hospital comes off reasonably well. Areas of elevated risk are identified as enforcement action undertaken by the regulatory body Monitor (in A&E), a shortfall in the number of VTE assessments being carried out on patients (something that can easily be turned around) and incidences of staff whistle blowing. The latter has been a perennial problem for the Trust. Judge Fish
  • Score: 64

2:41pm Wed 30 Jul 14

barney15c says...

sesibollox wrote:
We have had enough wrote:
essexjack07 wrote:
Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors.
Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise?
Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.
Fall on her sword and resign.
Could you do better ? I think not, the sheer weight of responsibility demands high pay, something rather misunderstood by many a worker.
This massive engine is kept running by the management, used by the public, criticised by the working ants, who'd love to think they know better, yet have failed to become elevated further than the shop floor, be thankful for your lot, you can always leave, the time for complacency has passed, your either a valued working cog, or destined for the scrap heap.
You obviously have never had to use A+E then, its at breaking point, totally out of touch. These people are rewarded for failure. I would like to see what performance targets these executives were set for their bonuses/ increases put in the public domain. then we could see if they ere set high enough to justify these exorbitant rises. That's not likely to happen though as they are probably set so low an idiot could achieve them. It makes me sick to the stomach that executives across the NHS think they can run their little empires so badly and rake in a small fortune while those on the front line struggle so badly.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We have had enough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]essexjack07[/bold] wrote: Reward should be based on performance and under her watch she has led the trust into the red and A&E has been named the worst in the country. Wards have been closed and staff morale is at rock bottom. If she has any respect for the staff forced to have what is in effect pay cuts for the last few years she will not except the increase, nor will the rest of the directors. Also "friendly fire" most of the staff at the hospital have put in hard work to get where they are don't they also deserve a decent pay rise? Let her be judged on which road she takes with this.[/p][/quote]Fall on her sword and resign.[/p][/quote]Could you do better ? I think not, the sheer weight of responsibility demands high pay, something rather misunderstood by many a worker. This massive engine is kept running by the management, used by the public, criticised by the working ants, who'd love to think they know better, yet have failed to become elevated further than the shop floor, be thankful for your lot, you can always leave, the time for complacency has passed, your either a valued working cog, or destined for the scrap heap.[/p][/quote]You obviously have never had to use A+E then, its at breaking point, totally out of touch. These people are rewarded for failure. I would like to see what performance targets these executives were set for their bonuses/ increases put in the public domain. then we could see if they ere set high enough to justify these exorbitant rises. That's not likely to happen though as they are probably set so low an idiot could achieve them. It makes me sick to the stomach that executives across the NHS think they can run their little empires so badly and rake in a small fortune while those on the front line struggle so badly. barney15c
  • Score: 74

7:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Nebs says...

Who is on the remuneration committee, who appoints them, what are their terms of reference, and how do you join the club?
Who is on the remuneration committee, who appoints them, what are their terms of reference, and how do you join the club? Nebs
  • Score: 84

10:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Archibald1960 wrote:
Southend Hospitals Chief Executive’s Pay rise.

Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Noble words, when it applies to patient care. It is a pity the same consideration does not apply to the poor staff, who actually look after these patients.
Everybody matters
Competency increments aside, most of the staff who work in Southend Hospital, received a derisory 1% pay increase this year. True it was better than the non-consolidated 1% the government wanted to give them. The trust board was very keen for staff to accept the offer promptly. Now however, it is very clear why! Jacqueline Totterdell’s £20,000 rise or 11% pay increase. Clearly she matters much more than the staff actually responsible for patient care!

Everything Counts
Assuming 12.3% pension contributions (not taxed), 2% national insurance(above earning cap) and 40% tax are paid on the £20,000, that leaves Jacqueline, a cool £10,173/annum extra in her pocket.
Staff working for Medirest are paid a flat rate of £6.31/hour or £12,304.50/annum (on a 37.5 hour week). Their take home pay, in total, is probably not much different to her increase!

Everyone’s Responsible.
After the fiasco of the A/E department, to name the most high profile failure since she took over as Chief Executive, just like the bank CEO’s who over saw the 2008 financial meltdown, it appear that accountability does not stand in the way of huge pay rises!
Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Alan Tobias stated that Jacqueline Totterdell is highly qualified. Is he conveniently forgetting that the whole hospital is packed full of highly qualified staff. However, when it comes to it, everyone from the Chief Executive right down to the caterers on the wards, are all equally essential for patient care and should all be given the same pay rise. It would be morally wrong for any one person to accept such a huge rise whilst giving those under her so little. Let us hope that Jacqueline will do the honest thing and accept only 1% like the rest of the staff! If however she does not, it will only prove that she is as morally bankrupt as the bankers!
Morale at the hospital must be at an all time low.
How well is Barnet hospital doing now? That where she was at before.
[quote][p][bold]Archibald1960[/bold] wrote: Southend Hospitals Chief Executive’s Pay rise. Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Noble words, when it applies to patient care. It is a pity the same consideration does not apply to the poor staff, who actually look after these patients. Everybody matters Competency increments aside, most of the staff who work in Southend Hospital, received a derisory 1% pay increase this year. True it was better than the non-consolidated 1% the government wanted to give them. The trust board was very keen for staff to accept the offer promptly. Now however, it is very clear why! Jacqueline Totterdell’s £20,000 rise or 11% pay increase. Clearly she matters much more than the staff actually responsible for patient care! Everything Counts Assuming 12.3% pension contributions (not taxed), 2% national insurance(above earning cap) and 40% tax are paid on the £20,000, that leaves Jacqueline, a cool £10,173/annum extra in her pocket. Staff working for Medirest are paid a flat rate of £6.31/hour or £12,304.50/annum (on a 37.5 hour week). Their take home pay, in total, is probably not much different to her increase! Everyone’s Responsible. After the fiasco of the A/E department, to name the most high profile failure since she took over as Chief Executive, just like the bank CEO’s who over saw the 2008 financial meltdown, it appear that accountability does not stand in the way of huge pay rises! Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Alan Tobias stated that Jacqueline Totterdell is highly qualified. Is he conveniently forgetting that the whole hospital is packed full of highly qualified staff. However, when it comes to it, everyone from the Chief Executive right down to the caterers on the wards, are all equally essential for patient care and should all be given the same pay rise. It would be morally wrong for any one person to accept such a huge rise whilst giving those under her so little. Let us hope that Jacqueline will do the honest thing and accept only 1% like the rest of the staff! If however she does not, it will only prove that she is as morally bankrupt as the bankers![/p][/quote]Morale at the hospital must be at an all time low. How well is Barnet hospital doing now? That where she was at before. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 39

8:41am Thu 31 Jul 14

Jessikinz says...

Disgusting how about capping her pay and give nurses and doctors and other front line staff a decent pay rise thats enough to live on !! with out them the hospital wouldn't be here if it wasnt for the drs,nurses,hcas, cleaners etc. Only in it for themselves stalf morale is low enough as it is she has just rubbed salt in the wounds and stuck two fingers at the staff.
Disgusting how about capping her pay and give nurses and doctors and other front line staff a decent pay rise thats enough to live on !! with out them the hospital wouldn't be here if it wasnt for the drs,nurses,hcas, cleaners etc. Only in it for themselves stalf morale is low enough as it is she has just rubbed salt in the wounds and stuck two fingers at the staff. Jessikinz
  • Score: 65

12:45pm Thu 31 Jul 14

RobertFS says...

alarminstaller wrote:
This is obscene. It is our money and this lady should show by example and say no this is still not the time to accept HUGE pay rises when my staff only get 1%. This greed will sink her.
unlikely.
she couldn't give a toss. if she did she would reject the rise.
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: This is obscene. It is our money and this lady should show by example and say no this is still not the time to accept HUGE pay rises when my staff only get 1%. This greed will sink her.[/p][/quote]unlikely. she couldn't give a toss. if she did she would reject the rise. RobertFS
  • Score: 79

1:10pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ToySoldier says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Archibald1960 wrote:
Southend Hospitals Chief Executive’s Pay rise.

Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Noble words, when it applies to patient care. It is a pity the same consideration does not apply to the poor staff, who actually look after these patients.
Everybody matters
Competency increments aside, most of the staff who work in Southend Hospital, received a derisory 1% pay increase this year. True it was better than the non-consolidated 1% the government wanted to give them. The trust board was very keen for staff to accept the offer promptly. Now however, it is very clear why! Jacqueline Totterdell’s £20,000 rise or 11% pay increase. Clearly she matters much more than the staff actually responsible for patient care!

Everything Counts
Assuming 12.3% pension contributions (not taxed), 2% national insurance(above earning cap) and 40% tax are paid on the £20,000, that leaves Jacqueline, a cool £10,173/annum extra in her pocket.
Staff working for Medirest are paid a flat rate of £6.31/hour or £12,304.50/annum (on a 37.5 hour week). Their take home pay, in total, is probably not much different to her increase!

Everyone’s Responsible.
After the fiasco of the A/E department, to name the most high profile failure since she took over as Chief Executive, just like the bank CEO’s who over saw the 2008 financial meltdown, it appear that accountability does not stand in the way of huge pay rises!
Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Alan Tobias stated that Jacqueline Totterdell is highly qualified. Is he conveniently forgetting that the whole hospital is packed full of highly qualified staff. However, when it comes to it, everyone from the Chief Executive right down to the caterers on the wards, are all equally essential for patient care and should all be given the same pay rise. It would be morally wrong for any one person to accept such a huge rise whilst giving those under her so little. Let us hope that Jacqueline will do the honest thing and accept only 1% like the rest of the staff! If however she does not, it will only prove that she is as morally bankrupt as the bankers!
Morale at the hospital must be at an all time low.
How well is Barnet hospital doing now? That where she was at before.
The morale at the hospital IS at an all time low. The CEO hasn't been around, disappeared during the "Perfect Week" initiative where they asked admin staff to come and work on the wards for a week to lend a hand and suggest improvements (which will probably be ignored because it might mean spending money we seem to spend on pointless things like window restrictors which were installed on ground floor windows which only opened 4" anyway!). They took staff canteen facilities away from night staff and offered VENDING machines instead but when staffed moaned, they said that the HOSPITAL will pay Costa Coffee staff's overtime money! The hospital staff CANNOT afford food from Costa-a-Fortunes!! That's how out of touch management are! They then took the staff's 20% discount away from the canteen, they then up'd the prices on food by an average of 35% and NOW they have increased staff's parking by another 42% as well as pensions now costing them more... just how much more can the staff tolerate? Nil is the answer - nil.
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archibald1960[/bold] wrote: Southend Hospitals Chief Executive’s Pay rise. Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Noble words, when it applies to patient care. It is a pity the same consideration does not apply to the poor staff, who actually look after these patients. Everybody matters Competency increments aside, most of the staff who work in Southend Hospital, received a derisory 1% pay increase this year. True it was better than the non-consolidated 1% the government wanted to give them. The trust board was very keen for staff to accept the offer promptly. Now however, it is very clear why! Jacqueline Totterdell’s £20,000 rise or 11% pay increase. Clearly she matters much more than the staff actually responsible for patient care! Everything Counts Assuming 12.3% pension contributions (not taxed), 2% national insurance(above earning cap) and 40% tax are paid on the £20,000, that leaves Jacqueline, a cool £10,173/annum extra in her pocket. Staff working for Medirest are paid a flat rate of £6.31/hour or £12,304.50/annum (on a 37.5 hour week). Their take home pay, in total, is probably not much different to her increase! Everyone’s Responsible. After the fiasco of the A/E department, to name the most high profile failure since she took over as Chief Executive, just like the bank CEO’s who over saw the 2008 financial meltdown, it appear that accountability does not stand in the way of huge pay rises! Everybody matters, everything counts, everyone’s responsible. Alan Tobias stated that Jacqueline Totterdell is highly qualified. Is he conveniently forgetting that the whole hospital is packed full of highly qualified staff. However, when it comes to it, everyone from the Chief Executive right down to the caterers on the wards, are all equally essential for patient care and should all be given the same pay rise. It would be morally wrong for any one person to accept such a huge rise whilst giving those under her so little. Let us hope that Jacqueline will do the honest thing and accept only 1% like the rest of the staff! If however she does not, it will only prove that she is as morally bankrupt as the bankers![/p][/quote]Morale at the hospital must be at an all time low. How well is Barnet hospital doing now? That where she was at before.[/p][/quote]The morale at the hospital IS at an all time low. The CEO hasn't been around, disappeared during the "Perfect Week" initiative where they asked admin staff to come and work on the wards for a week to lend a hand and suggest improvements (which will probably be ignored because it might mean spending money we seem to spend on pointless things like window restrictors which were installed on ground floor windows which only opened 4" anyway!). They took staff canteen facilities away from night staff and offered VENDING machines instead but when staffed moaned, they said that the HOSPITAL will pay Costa Coffee staff's overtime money! The hospital staff CANNOT afford food from Costa-a-Fortunes!! That's how out of touch management are! They then took the staff's 20% discount away from the canteen, they then up'd the prices on food by an average of 35% and NOW they have increased staff's parking by another 42% as well as pensions now costing them more... just how much more can the staff tolerate? Nil is the answer - nil. ToySoldier
  • Score: 72

2:03pm Thu 31 Jul 14

We have had enough says...

This is our hospital, they are spending our taxes giving each other pay rises while the hospital fails to look after patients properly. Email your MP today to put a stop to this disgraceful cronyism!
This is our hospital, they are spending our taxes giving each other pay rises while the hospital fails to look after patients properly. Email your MP today to put a stop to this disgraceful cronyism! We have had enough
  • Score: 93

7:42pm Thu 31 Jul 14

SandyBeach97 says...

This is appalling, particularly given the cuts in the Neurology department. Up until March 2014 you had one of the best migraine consultants in the country - a hugely experienced senior neurologist, who was delivering the new medical botox for migraine injections. His contract has not been renewed and this service has been cut to current patients only - no new patients for this life changing migraine treatment - and he has been replaced with a GP with special interests (GPwsi). I am sorry but this is outrageous - my condition requires me to see a consultant neurologist, My appointment for injections was due over 8 weeks ago, it was cancelled in April and it still has NOT been rebooked. My health has severely deteriorated yet when I contact the patient liaison service all they can do is tell me that 'they can't advise me what to do' and 'appointments are being sent out'. And this CEO awards herself a pay rise....? I have been in agony for over 8 weeks due to her mis administration. (NB I have evidence to back up every single word of this post if a reporter would like to get in touch).
This is appalling, particularly given the cuts in the Neurology department. Up until March 2014 you had one of the best migraine consultants in the country - a hugely experienced senior neurologist, who was delivering the new medical botox for migraine injections. His contract has not been renewed and this service has been cut to current patients only - no new patients for this life changing migraine treatment - and he has been replaced with a GP with special interests (GPwsi). I am sorry but this is outrageous - my condition requires me to see a consultant neurologist, My appointment for injections was due over 8 weeks ago, it was cancelled in April and it still has NOT been rebooked. My health has severely deteriorated yet when I contact the patient liaison service all they can do is tell me that 'they can't advise me what to do' and 'appointments are being sent out'. And this CEO awards herself a pay rise....? I have been in agony for over 8 weeks due to her mis administration. (NB I have evidence to back up every single word of this post if a reporter would like to get in touch). SandyBeach97
  • Score: 52

8:22pm Thu 31 Jul 14

SummerSadness says...

I work at the hospital
My department has been given a set amount of money I MUST save in the next year, I have to cut back on important things, make sure I watch how many lights are on, turn off everything etc...
And this woman gets a 20,000 pay rise. Her pay rise is more than my ANNUAL wage.

Hope you enjoy it.
I work at the hospital My department has been given a set amount of money I MUST save in the next year, I have to cut back on important things, make sure I watch how many lights are on, turn off everything etc... And this woman gets a 20,000 pay rise. Her pay rise is more than my ANNUAL wage. Hope you enjoy it. SummerSadness
  • Score: 60

8:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

SummerSadness says...

Oh and to top it all off, The staff parking is going up from 70p a day to £1 a day.
Thanks
Oh and to top it all off, The staff parking is going up from 70p a day to £1 a day. Thanks SummerSadness
  • Score: 37

6:48pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Bigmama1 says...

Everything I would like to say has already been said. I cannot believe she gets more than our PM.
As far as staff parking charges go I believe they should not have to pay anything to work at the hospital.
Wherever I have worked in my life I NEVER had to park in the company car park. This should be the same for hospital staff. If they aren't being given a substantial pay rise they are in effect having a decrease in their earnings if they are paying for higher parking. They are being screwed all ways. Then they wonder why so many staff are leaving!
Everything I would like to say has already been said. I cannot believe she gets more than our PM. As far as staff parking charges go I believe they should not have to pay anything to work at the hospital. Wherever I have worked in my life I NEVER had to park in the company car park. This should be the same for hospital staff. If they aren't being given a substantial pay rise they are in effect having a decrease in their earnings if they are paying for higher parking. They are being screwed all ways. Then they wonder why so many staff are leaving! Bigmama1
  • Score: 17

6:51pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Bigmama1 says...

Bigmama1 wrote:
Everything I would like to say has already been said. I cannot believe she gets more than our PM.
As far as staff parking charges go I believe they should not have to pay anything to work at the hospital.
Wherever I have worked in my life I NEVER had to park in the company car park. This should be the same for hospital staff. If they aren't being given a substantial pay rise they are in effect having a decrease in their earnings if they are paying for higher parking. They are being screwed all ways. Then they wonder why so many staff are leaving!
Sorry, I meant 'never had to PAY in the company car park'.
[quote][p][bold]Bigmama1[/bold] wrote: Everything I would like to say has already been said. I cannot believe she gets more than our PM. As far as staff parking charges go I believe they should not have to pay anything to work at the hospital. Wherever I have worked in my life I NEVER had to park in the company car park. This should be the same for hospital staff. If they aren't being given a substantial pay rise they are in effect having a decrease in their earnings if they are paying for higher parking. They are being screwed all ways. Then they wonder why so many staff are leaving![/p][/quote]Sorry, I meant 'never had to PAY in the company car park'. Bigmama1
  • Score: 5

6:01pm Sat 2 Aug 14

We have had enough says...

Jessikinz wrote:
Disgusting how about capping her pay and give nurses and doctors and other front line staff a decent pay rise thats enough to live on !! with out them the hospital wouldn't be here if it wasnt for the drs,nurses,hcas, cleaners etc. Only in it for themselves stalf morale is low enough as it is she has just rubbed salt in the wounds and stuck two fingers at the staff.
This is why she is hated by the staff. You are right that she has stuck two fingers up at staff, unison, all of you, local MPs and the Secretary of State for Health.

With the support of Alan Tobias and her mates on the remuneration committee, have they given her another £20k this year? Who is going to stop this nonsense?
[quote][p][bold]Jessikinz[/bold] wrote: Disgusting how about capping her pay and give nurses and doctors and other front line staff a decent pay rise thats enough to live on !! with out them the hospital wouldn't be here if it wasnt for the drs,nurses,hcas, cleaners etc. Only in it for themselves stalf morale is low enough as it is she has just rubbed salt in the wounds and stuck two fingers at the staff.[/p][/quote]This is why she is hated by the staff. You are right that she has stuck two fingers up at staff, unison, all of you, local MPs and the Secretary of State for Health. With the support of Alan Tobias and her mates on the remuneration committee, have they given her another £20k this year? Who is going to stop this nonsense? We have had enough
  • Score: 49

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