The chairwoman of Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has resigned amid a deepening crisis over care standards and the trust’s financial situation.
Kate Gordon announced her decision to stand down in a letter to local politicians, it has emerged.
It is expected that a decision to place the trust into special measures, meaning that an external management team will be brought in to oversee changes, will be officially announced today.
And political leaders have called for all parties to work together in a bid to turn things around.
North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham said he wanted to see the good practice that already existed at the hospital reinforced across the site.
He said the development could be “an exciting opportunity” to raise standards and insisted he was confident things will improve.
But, asked about the trust’s future, he warned: “They’ve got a year to turn it around. I don’t want to speculate about the future, but we don’t want to even go there.”
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