Hospital bosses deny gagging former chief executive Gary Walker
Hospital bosses claim they did not gag a former chief executive following the end of his employment.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust says the agreement at the end of Gary Walker's employment related only to "employment issues."
This comes after Mr Walker claimed he had no choice but to sign the "super-gag" agreement in April, 2011.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme he was gagged by the NHS from speaking about his dismissal and his concerns over patient safety.
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But a statement by ULHT today says: "The agreement we reached with Gary Walker is not about stopping people from raising any concerns they may have around patient services, it related to his employment proceedings.
"The issue here is that a legal agreement on employment issues was negotiated by two parties, both of whom had access to legal advice."