York NHS Trust joins losses10th April 2006
York Hospital announced that 200 vacancies will not be filled as it aims to save £7m in the coming financial year. Mr Jim Easton, the chief executive, said that compulsory redundancies could not be ruled out.
York NHS Trust said it was taking the action despite having balanced its books for the financial year just ended. Mr Easton added "there are some tough efficiency targets ahead".
Although the hospital is in balance, the local primary care trust is more than £23m in the red, with the trust saying it needed to reduce hospital admissions for patients who could be better treated elsewhere. The PCT said that York has higher than average hospital referrals and that is currently "unaffordable".
The number of jobs and posts lost in the National Health Service in England has now topped 6,000 this year.
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Title: York NHS Trust joins losses
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 227
Date Added: 10th Apr 2006