Southern Health chairman on Katrina Percy's new job
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Southern Health: Katrina Percy's role 'created for her'

The chairman of troubled mental health trust Southern Health has admitted it created a new post for its former chief executive when she resigned.

Katrina Percy had faced calls to quit over the trust's failure to investigate hundreds of deaths.

Now the BBC has learned that her new job - worth nearly £250,000 a year - did not exist previously, and she was the only candidate.

Tim Smart gave details of the move in an exclusive interview with the BBC.

  • 07 Sep 2016