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NHS job losses continue

31st March 2006

The number of job losses announced due to the NHS financial crisis continues to grow.

To date nearly 5,000 job cuts around the country, and Conservatives said it may rise as high as 20,000 in total.

Job losses announced to date are as follows;

 Bolton Hospitals

 155 (2004-05 cost reduction programme)
 County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals  700
 East Kent Hospitals  10 per cent of wage bill
 Hammersmith Hospitals  300 (2005-06 and 2006-07)
 Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals  700
 North Tees and Hartlepool  74 (at risk)
 Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals  185
 Plymouth Hospitals  200
 Queen Elizabeth Hospital London  100
 Queen Mary's Sidcup  190
 Royal Cornwall Hospitals  300
 Royal Free Hospitals  480
 Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals  300
 Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital  211 (2006-07), 81 (2005-06)
 University Hospital of North Staffordshire  1,000 (750 of which will be compulsory)

NHS Direct has also predicted possible job losses.  Managers warned of compulsory redundancies and the closure of some of its 54 call centres.




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