NHS nurse whistleblower Jenny Fecitt threatened with house being burnt down

A NHS nurse who expressed concern over a colleague’s qualifications was threatened with having her house burnt down if she did not drop a complaint, an employment tribunal has been told.

Jenny Fecitt, who worked at an NHS walk-in centre in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, complained to bosses about one of the staff on her team, whom she claimed “misrepresented” his training and should not have been treating adult patients.

But she alleges her concerns were ignored by trust bosses and was subjected to a “character assassination” before receiving the threatening call.

“The substance of the call was if I did not drop the case against Daniel Swift that our house would be burnt down,” Fecitt told the employment tribunal in Manchester.

An investigation was started after she contacted the trust’s officer responsible for corporate governance and whistleblowing in April 2008. But the following month she was relieved of her management responsibilities.

The hearing continues.

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