"A top level support team is being sent in to assist NHS Western Isles, following the resignation of Chairman David Currie.
As well as appointing a seconded Chair to lead the Board, the Executive is also sending in a senior managerial and clinical team to support the Chair and ensure the Board and its members are working effectively with partners for the benefit of the local community.
The seconded Chair will be Ronnie Cleland, a non-Executive Board member of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The support team will be led by Malcolm Wright, Chief Executive of NHS Education for Scotland...
Mr Currie's resignation will take effect when Mr Cleland formally takes over, expected to be next week.
Ronnie Cleland, a non-Executive Board member of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is a former Chair of North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust. He and the rest of the Board will be supported by a team led by Malcolm Wright, Chief Executive of NHS Education for Scotland, and former Chief Executive of NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Appointments will also be made for the rest of the team which will also include senior clinical support."
And exactly where does this leave the existing (if acting) chief executive and the senior management team? The back story (or at least part of it) is here.
It is, to say the least, unusual for the Executive to take such decisive action. I imagine that we will hear a lot more about this over the next few days.