Hospital jobs face axe in budget cuts

By Michael Upton | 16/03/2011 0 comments

Hospital jobs face axe in budget cuts

UP to 62 jobs are at risk as Rotherham General Hospital trims £2.8m from its spending.

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has announcd that the jobs could go as part of a shake-up of clinical and support services.

It follows the restructuring of the trust’s corporate services late last year to make overall savings of £11 million.

The trust said that there was a potential reduction of 62 posts but it anticipated that the number made redundant would be less because of redeployment opportunities resulting from a voluntary redundancy scheme which closed on Monday.

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A spokeswoman added: “We are working closely with unions and appropriate staff representatives to manage the process in an open and transparent manner, but ultimately this will be a difficult time for those staff placed at risk due to the restructure and we will provide as much support as we can to these staff during the difficult and anxious process.

“We have always been clear that we want to protect front line services as long as we can but we also know that we have to make changes and make them now."

“Our priority continues to be providing quality health care and about fulfilling our commitment to the people of Rotherham to build a healthier future together.”

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