Manager Treated NHS Like ‘Cash Machine’

Friday, 17th August 2018 at 7:51pm

The BBC News website reports that a senior NHS manager treated his local trust as his “personal cash machine”, whilst leading a gang who used £650,000 of taxpayers’ money to fund luxury refurbishments on their homes.

Royston Dyke was responsible for overseeing project managers engaged in estate works but siphoned off cash from the trust’s coffers by raising purchase orders for work within hospitals for small amounts of money that didn’t need extra authorisation.

In court, Judge Mark Horton said: “The reason for this fraud is both tragic and simple – one, in the end, of grotesque greed.”

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