Eastbourne DGH boss Darren Grayson says he has ‘no intention of resigning’

Darren Grayson Chief Executive Officer East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. May 17th 2011 E20063M ENGSNL00120110517161234

Darren Grayson Chief Executive Officer East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. May 17th 2011 E20063M ENGSNL00120110517161234

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Despite health watchdogs branding the DGH inadequate and criticising the management of the hospital, chief executive Darren Grayson has come out fighting this morning saying he has ‘no intention’ of resigning.

“There is still work to be done here, the organisation is on a journey of improvement and it takes prolonged and sustained effort and resolve,” he said this morning (Friday, March 27).

“I am confident that with the support of the Board and staff we will be able to make the improvements required.

“It is over six months since the CQC’s first inspection and a great number of improvements have already been made, as the CQC themselves acknowledged this week.”

The CQC issued a press release this morning, stating that despite some improvements, they ‘still have concerns about the leadership and culture of the trust’ and said they were not ruling out placing the hospital in special measures.

“Any decision on special measures will be deferred until he has considered in full the findings of the latest inspection,” said the report.