Commenting on the resignation of Martin Watts as Chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, an NHS Trust Development Authority spokesperson said:
Following an independent investigation into the conduct of Martin Watts which upheld a complaint under the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s dignity at work policy, we have decided to accept his resignation from his post as Chair with immediate effect.
Without drug: 'we wouldn't be sitting here now...'
Jenny McCabe was diagnosed with HER2 Positive breast cancer three years ago. She was treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital where they were carrying out a trial on Perjeta, a new drug for treating her type of cancer.
Royal Cornwall Hospital patient pursuing legal action
There's more confusion and heartache tonight for one of the patients of a hospital consultant from Cornwall, who is at the centre of a surgery scandal.
Claire Hill has suffered continuously since an operation carried out by former gynaecologist Rob Jones at the Royal Cornwall Hospital . And, as if that wasn't bad enough, the same hospital is responsible for a new blunder.
Today, we tracked down Mr Jones and found him at a bed and breakfast he now runs on the outskirts of Truro.
A new report has revealed that a consultant was able to continue to work despite repeated complaints about him, because of a catalogue of missed opportunities.
Rob Jones worked at The Royal Cornwall Hospital for ten years and was investigated eight times. More than fifty women have suffered ongoing health problems apparently because of his surgery. He's now resigned.
The report has only examined the last two years. Dr Paul Upton, Medical Director at RCHT, says they are 'keeping an open mind' about whether they need to investigate the other eight years of Rob Jones' time at the hospital.