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C-diff hospital chief gets £75,000 pay out

PUBLISHED: 12:39 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:30 01 July 2010

THE former chief executive of the NHS Trust where 90 patients died of superbug C-diff has been awarded £75,000 as a pay out. Rose Gibb resigned days before the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust was criticised in a report on the outbreak of Clostrid

THE former chief executive of the NHS Trust where 90 patients died of superbug C-diff has been awarded £75,000 as a pay out.

Rose Gibb resigned days before the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust was criticised in a report on the outbreak of Clostridium difficile.

Last Thursday, the Trust announced that she would receive the sum, which is half of her £150,000 salary.

A spokesperson for the Trust said: "We have taken legal advice on the matter of the severance agreement for the Trust former Chief Executive Rose Gibb, and following that advice she will be paid only her legal entitlement of six months salary."

Ms Gibb, who worked for Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust before moving to Maidstone in 2003, has stayed silent after the Kentish Times approached her last Friday with a series of questions.

More than 1,100 patients were infected with C-diff during the outbreaks 18 months ago, which led to a Healthcare Commission investigation.

The report pointed to a litany of errors in the trusts handling of C-diff at its three hospitals, Kent and Sussex, Pembury and Maidstone between 2004 and 2006.

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