07 November 2008
Ex-hospital manager claims constructive dismissal
A former hospital manager has alleged she was the victim of constructive dismissal and is seeking compensation.
Gillian Kemble claims that Robert Power, a senior manager at Ipswich Hospital, behaved towards her in a way which resembled the actions of an abusive husband, the East Anglian Daily Times reports.
According to the 61-year-old, he shouted at her and said she was not worth her salary.
Along with Sue Gill, a former personal assistant to Mr Power, Ms Kemble is looking for a payout of up to £70,000 from Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, which provides healthcare services to nearly half a million people.
In a statement made to a tribunal, she said she believed she was targeted by Mr Power because he felt threatened by her.
She resigned in November 2006, citing his behaviour as the driving force behind her decision to leave.
The case between Ms Kemble and the health trust remains ongoing.