Unions bypassed Mater Dei management to achieve their aim
Mater Dei Hospital management was rendered ineffective through political interference over the years according to the chief executive officer, Joseph Caruana.
Interviewed by Times of Malta following the publication of the Dalli report and the critical analysis on the state hospital, Mr Caruana says that strategic decisions were taken by the Health Ministry rather than the management.
“Whenever I had clashes with unions under both governments and tried to stand my ground, especially on issues of patient safety, some of the unions bypassed Mater Dei management and went further up, be it the ministry, the minister or the Prime Minister until in some way they achieved what they wanted,” Mr Caruana claimed.
Management also had no say on key matters like human resources, finance, information technology and procurement.