Ex-chairman pledges legal fight

The former chairman of the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust says he will start a legal fight, after claiming he was forced to resign from his job.

Martin Watts, who had recently extended his contract for a further four years, resigned yesterday after a complaint about his behaviour.

He says he was forced to step down after a colleague objected to him touching her on the shoulder.

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RCHT consultant resigns from board

The most senior consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has resigned from the board. Medical director Paul Upton is now the fifth member of the management team of one of the region's biggest hospitals to stand down.