Coroner attributes Manchester Wytheshawe hospital manager’s suicide to stress of NHS reforms

A hospital manager killed herself because of the stress of NHS reforms, an inquest has heard.

Morag Wilson, head of dietetics at Wythenshawe hospital in Manchester, stabbed herself with a kitchen knife and threw herself into a canal.

It was claimed that she was suffering from huge pressure after a pay review under the government’s Agenda for Change left her with no extra pay for her staff.

Coroner John Pollard reportedly told the inquest: “When people introduce these rules and systems, perhaps a bit more thought as to what effect that will have on people would be helpful.”

Wilson’s body was found in the Manchester Ship Canal in December. A verdict of suicide was recorded.

The hospital has insisted she was appropriately supported at work.

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