Tayside health boss given double payout
Auditor reveals Lesley McLay received an extra £32,000
NHS Tayside’s former chief executive had her financial settlement doubled because of blunders at the board, a damning report has revealed.
Lesley McLay was handed a £90,000 exit package following her removal from the post amid financial disarray at the organisation.
Scotland’s public spending watchdog said board members were wrong to double her notice period, which gave the ex-nurse £32,000 more than her contract entitlement.
The Auditor General also said employer pension contributions worth £19,000 should not have been included in the deal, a sum which the health board says it is recovering. In its 2017-18 report published yesterday, Audit Scotland demanded more action from the board to tackle worsening performance and financial problems.