Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

Barbados welcomes “bullied” UK Hospital Director Gulzar Mufti

Will Doctor Mufti’s insistence on performance monitoring cause difficulties in Barbados?

When the Director of Medway Maritime Hospital resigned, it was because medical staff came after him “like seven or eighteen hyenas getting together to kill a lion.” So says our newest medical professional on the island: Doctor Gulzar Mufti.

According to a UK newspaper account, the bullying was in response to Doctor Mufti’s introduction of staff performance monitoring.

Monitoring staff performance? Wuhloss!

If Doctor Mufti is the kind of professional who recognizes that there must be standards and that normal monitoring is necessary to encourage folks to comply with standards – well, he’s just the type of person we need more of.

We welcome Doctor Mufti to Bim and hope that everything works out so fine fine fine for him. The only question we have is whether our medical personnel will be any more accepting of performance monitoring than the staff at Medway Maritime Hospital. After all, we’re not so good at all that monitoring and standards an such ’bout hey.

If he’s successful bringing performance monitoring to Barbados medicine, perhaps we could put him in charge of implementing the promised Environmental or Integrity legislation.

Good luck to Doctor Mufti! Something tells me he might need it if he stands fast to his standards.

Further Reading

Medway Messenger:  Hospital ‘attempts to silence’ surgeon over bullying report

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