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.