|Adderley will be compensated ‘above contract requirement’|
Guardian News Editor
Published: Jul 17, 2012
While stressing that he did not wish to go into any specifics surrounding the decision to terminate the contract of Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Administrator Coralie Adderley, Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Herbert Brown assured yesterday that she will be compensated above what her contract calls for.
Brown was contacted by The Nassau Guardian for comment.
He said the matter involving Adderley was a private one between her and the PHA.
Pressed on the issue of compensation, however, he assured that she will be
treated fairly. But he declined to go into any specifics, indicating that he wished to treat Adderley with respect.
Brown confirmed late yesterday afternoon that Adderley had not yet received her termination letter.
Asked when she will receive it, he said, “In short order.”
“This is a sensitive matter,” Brown said. “I feel very strongly that when there is a private matter between an officer and an organization it should remain private.”
Brown confirmed yesterday that no replacement had yet been found for Adderley.
The Nassau Guardian reported yesterday that Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez confirmed that the PHA is bringing Adderley’s contract to an end, just several months after she got a new contract.
Brown met with Adderley on Thursday and informed her of this decision, The Guardian learnt.
Gomez said on Sunday it is his view that the hospital needs new leadership, and physician management also needs new structure.
He has denied a claim by Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis that Adderley is being victimized.
As reported by The Guardian, Adderley’s contract was renewed earlier this year.
“I hear a lot of people talking about people with such great qualifications, but qualifications don’t necessarily translate to good leadership,” Gomez said.
“Similarly, in medicine, qualifications don’t necessarily make you a good doctor. So it has to be more than qualifications — attitude, the ability to get along with people, caring about people, etc.”