The Wirral Council Escape Club

First of all refresh your memories with regard to Rick “4 Week” Delay O’Brien HERE . It would seen having friends in high places has paid off… We are still flabbergasted at how this can be reconciled with implementing a 4 week delay.

See below

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PERSONAL ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING BRANCH

BRIEFING NOTE

NUMBER:  77

DATE:  6th JULY 2012

FROM: RICK O’BRIEN, HEAD OF PERSONAL ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING BRANCH

TO:     PRINCIPAL MANAGERS, SERVICE MANAGERS, TEAM MANAGERS,

SUBJECT:        NOTICE OF SECONDMENT


Dear Colleagues

I am writing to advise you that I will be leaving the Department of
Adult Social Care to take up a secondment with the Department of
Health National End of Life Care Team at the end of this month.  The
secondment is full time for a time limited period and may be extended
to a period of 18 months.  As many of you will know I have a
particular interest in this area of work so this secondment will
provide further opportunities to take forward the national End of Life
Care strategy and national framework for social care at the end of
life nationally and regionally.  My last working day will be Friday
3rd August.

Can I take this opportunity to thank managers and staff for their
support in the last 4 ½ years.  It has been a genuine pleasure and
privilege to work in Wirral with those operational managers and staff
who have shown exemplary commitment and professionalism in taking
forward the service improvement agenda, implementing and
personalisation and developing new models of working with partners.
There is a strong foundation to make further improvements and I wish
colleagues every success in making this happen in the future.

Rick O’Brien
Head of Personal Assessment and Planning

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To reiterate

the End of Life Care Lead.
The same Rick O’Brien who apparently thought up the 4 week delay in commissioning services as shown HERE. This would be the 4 week delay that they claimed didn’t exist, the four week delay that has been described as “illegal,” the very same four week delay in which there was no risk or impact assessment(see here) on how this effected the elderly or vulnerable and the four week delay Wirral Leader Councillor Jeff Green described on his own blog asyet more evidence of a department that was in disarray and a prime example of why we are appointing an ‘independent ombudsman’ to investigate concerns raised around Council practices, particularly in the Department for Adult Social Services” For residents, this will have meant care that could have been provided quickly, wasn’t.” This is also the four week delay that  has caused such public outrage which can be seen by the Wirral Globe comments HERE ,
Meanwhile we also came across an illuminating NHS document
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That’s how you avoid accountability folks !

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