Laurence Vick
Posted on 27 Nov 2013

Criminal Investigation into Colchester Failings

Michelmores Update – Whistleblowers and What Comes After

Today's Guardian online edition carries the story that a criminal investigation has been launched into the failings at Essex's Colchester Hospital, where cancer waiting times were allegedly missed and delays concealed.

The scandal broke on the information of a whistleblower, and threatens to spiral into another crisis reminiscent of the Mid-Staffs saga (remembering, of course, that no successful prosecutions came about as a result of that incident).

Michelmores have produced a guest editorial on the whistleblowing at Colchester for the website nhsManagers.net

You can read the Guardian article on Colchester Hospital here.

Michelmores' Oliver Thorne is monitoring hospital cancer waiting times. You can read his analysis of waiting times here.

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