Betsi Chief Exec saga “is helping no-one” – Aled Roberts AM
Commenting on the news that former Betsi Cadwaladr Chief Executive Trevor Purt is still under the employ of the health board and being paid a full salary, but under secondment to a health organisation in England, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for North Wales Aled Roberts said:
“I don’t think I’m alone among people in north Wales in saying that I’ve simply had enough of some of the decisions taken by Betsi at the moment. This whole saga is distracting from the scandals and poor services that we want to see improved, and is helping no-one apart from well-paid executives.
“If keeping Trevor Purt at Betsi on a £200,000 salary is the cheapest option for the taxpayer, that must mean he’s entitled to a payoff bigger than that. The Welsh Liberal Democrats think that six-figure payoffs are completely unacceptable, which is why we want to outlaw them.”
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In January 2015, the Welsh Liberal Democrats announced plans to cap pay-outs for people working in the NHS and for council staff at £90,000. Under their plans, the Welsh Liberal Democrats would bring forward legislation in the next Assembly to outlaw six-figure payouts.