Outcome of executive
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS
Trust confirmed that the disciplinary appeal hearings in respect of
allegations against the former Chief Executive, Jonathan Parry, and the former
Director of Human Resources, Sharon Partington, have now concluded.
The independent panels that heard the appeals determined the original decisions
to dismiss should be upheld.
The panels' recommendations were fully accepted by the Trust Board.
Mr Parry was dismissed in October 2016 for gross misconduct. A disciplinary
panel had reviewed 21 allegations of misconduct. It found evidence on 11 counts
of misconduct, 7 of which amounted to gross misconduct. The appeal panel,
however, determined that Mr Parry's appeal was upheld in part, finding that, of
the 11 counts of misconduct originally upheld, 5 amounted to gross misconduct
and the remaining 6 amounted to misconduct.
Mrs Partington chose to retire from the Trust's employment prior to the
conclusion of the disciplinary process. However, due to the nature of the
allegations and her seniority, the Trust was obliged to complete the
disciplinary process, asking a disciplinary panel to consider what, if any
action, would have been taken if the individuals had remained employed by the
Following Mrs Partington's disciplinary hearing, it was determined that she
would have been dismissed as a consequence of gross misconduct had she remained
in employment. The hearing reviewed 8 allegations of misconduct. The
disciplinary panel found evidence on 6 allegations of misconduct, 1 of which amounted to gross
misconduct. The findings of the appeal panel were that the sanction of gross
misconduct should be overturned and replaced with a finding of 3 counts of
Dance company moves public
classes to LIPA
LOCAL, award winning dance company
Movema are relocating their popular world dance classes to the state of the art
facilities at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).
From March 2017 classes will run Monday and Wednesday evenings and include
African, Bollywood, Yoga and their signature class 'World Fusion',
developed by LIPA Alumna and previous Lecturer and Movema Co-Director Penny
Co-Director and teacher of African dance Ithalia Forel says:- "Liverpool
dance enthusiasts will LOVE taking our exciting classes in these amazing
Movema moved into their own premises at Cain's Brewery following a
successful Kickstarter campaign, but the Cain's landlords have not renewed their
contract and they will have to leave in March 2017.
Co-Director Maria Malone says:- "We are very disappointed at the decision,
however we are determined to keep up our great work and we are extremely happy
to move on to bigger and better premises to continue our great work in the
Movema and LIPA have a long history of successful partnership. They jointly
deliver dance sessions on Mental Health wards for Merseycare NHS Foundation
Trust, Movema directors work as visiting lecturers and the institute has been
the host venue for their master class programme with international artists since
2015. The new LIPA Primary School was the 1st school to introduce the
company's learning resource 'World in a Box' to their curriculum.
Co-Director Penny Caffrey says:- "There is a natural synergy between our
organizations, bringing high quality dance experiences into people's lives and
we are looking forward to working together more closely."
Serious assault on a woman in Southport
WITNESSES are be sought following
serious assault on a woman in Southport, on Saturday, 18 February 2017, at
around 2.15am. We are told that Merseyside Police are investigating the incident
after being called to to Southport Hospital, following a report that a woman had
been brought in, with serious head injuries. Her condition was described as
serious. Detectives closed off a house in Grundy Close for forensic examination.
We are told that a 46 year old male was later arrested on suspicion of grievous
bodily harm and then released on Police Bail, to re-attend at a later date.
Merseyside Police are now appealing for witnesses and looking at CCTV as part of
the investigation. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to
contact:- 0151 777 3094 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.