He blew the whistle on those at the top.
Now the man who exposed blundering health chiefs has called for the decks to be cleared.
Former nurse, Rab Wilson, lit the touch paper for a BBC Scotland documentary which heaped criticism on Ayrshire and Arran’s health service.
Revelations that a stream of critical incident reports were being kept from staff were uncovered by Mr Wilson earlier this year.
And Monday night’s documentary followed him in his quest for answers about the lack of accountability at the top of Ayrshire’s health service.
Now Rab says all health boards must face the reality that their system for dealing with critical incidents is unfit for purpose.
He said: “The time has come for a national, centralised system that deals with critical incident reporting.
“If the last few years have taught me anything, it’s that a huge culture change is required – and not just in Ayrshire and Arran.
“For far too long, the people at the top have been able to escape without tough questions being asked and it simply beggars belief that they haven’t paid with their jobs.”
Rab, who worked as a mental health nurse at the Ailsa, hit the headlines earlier this year when he exposed Ayrshire and Arran bosses for withholding more than 50 critical incident reports from their own staff.
The story sparked nationwide interest and the Scottish government ordered an inquiry into
why the reports had been withheld.
They are drawn up after any adverse event within a hospital and are intended as learning tools for staff, so that mistakes are not repeated.
Rab added: “I applaud the belated steps being taken now, only after three very expensive publicly funded inquiries that only happened because of my personal campaign for the truth.
“But again, why has there been no public accountability at this health trust?”