HEALTH service union UNISON has hit out at the cost of experts parachuted in to sort out beleagured Rotherham Hospital after it was revealed that one is earning £25,000 a month.
And the bills for American IT consultant Larry Blevin’s accommodation, bar tab for non-alcoholic drinks, taxis, laundry and meals at Sheffield’s Hilton Hotel are being paid by hospital bosses.
That came to £2,300 over a six-week period on top of the £4,000 it cost to fly him in from the states to sort out the hospital’s malfunctioning Electronic Patient Record system.
Mr Blevin was originally brought in for three months, but his contract is being extended.
The bill for three other consultants, brought in by London-based healthcare management firm Bolt Partners, is running at more than £100,000 per month.
A UNISON spokesperson said: “There is still no word on when the trust will even begin the process of appointing a new chief executive.
“Do they really need to keep up this level of spending?”
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