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In The News:

BBC NEWS (24 March 2012): Osborne ‘raiding’ NHS budget to fund income tax cuts

BBC NEWS (20 March 2012): NHS bill: Lords approve NHS reforms

BBC NEWS (20 March 2012): Analysis: What next for the NHS?

BBC NEWS (20 November 2011): Nearly 50,000 NHS jobs ‘under threat’

BBC NEWS (7 October 2011): NHS cuts: Managers urge government honesty

BBC NEWS (7th July 2010): Thousands of NHS jobs ‘being cut’ despite promises

BBC NEWS (21st Jun 2010): GP waiting time target ‘scrapped’

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2gether NHS mental health trust 2gether NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut the equivalent of 217 full-time staff from 2010-13 – 14.2 percent of its total workforce. The cuts will be achieved through natural turnover of staff.
Croydon University Hospital Croydon Council is taking legal advice as part of the fight to protect A&E and maternity services at Croydon University Hospital.The services are under threat as part of NHS South West London’s Better Services Better Value review, which will see the A&E and Maternity ward at one of three south London hospitals, Croydon University Hospital, St Helier, Sutton, and Kingston Hospitals, closed. http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/9578582.St_Helier_frontrunner_to_lose_A_E_and_maternity_departments/%22A panel of 60, made up of representatives from each hospital trust, local authority members and community representatives, will convene on May 9 to score each hospital as part of the decision into which should lose the service.Croydon Council has questioned the fairness of the panel make up and after a complaint was overturned, is seeking legal advice.A spokesman from Croydon Council, said: “We have some serious concerns about the fairness of the NHS decision-making process which we believe could disadvantage the interests of Croydon residents.”We have expressed these concerns to the NHS but they disagree with us. Therefore, we are taking legal advice with a view to protecting Croydon’s interests. We will comment further once we have received and considered that advice.”The importance placed on non-financial measures split, decided by the panel, is: clinical outcomes and safety – 32 per cent, patient experience – 22 per cent, workforce development – 19 per cent, access to services – 11 per cent deliverability – eight per cent and travel and transport – eight per cent.

Croydon Council is arguing the number of people treated by each hospital should be taken into account.

In total Croydon University Hospital’s A&E and maternity wards treated 110,065 patients in 2010/11 compared to 88,186 at Kingston Hospital and 84,926 at St Helier.

Aintree University Hospitals Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 300 full-time staff over the next few years. All staff have been offered voluntary redundancy or flexible working.The Trust comprises two main hospitals serving the residents of North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby. University Hospital Aintree is a large teaching hospital providing A&E services and a range of acute and non-acute specialties, while Walton Hospital provides outpatient and day surgery services.
Airedale General Hospital Ward three at Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, which takes acute admissions, closed on 1st March 2011, with a loss of 16 beds. No staff will be made redundant as they will be re-deployed to other wards and departments across the hospital.
Andover Birth Centre Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust suspended birth and inpatient services at Andover Birth Centre from 27th September 2010 due to a shortage of 14 full-time midwives and support workers.
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust plans to cut staffing levels by the equivalent of 308 full-time posts between 2010 and 2015 – a 9.4 percent cut in total staffing.The Trust plans to achieve the majority of the reduction through natural turnover, with redundancy used as a last resort.The cuts break down as follows:Consultant – 5 FTE (full-time equivalent)
Junior medical – 15.3 FTE
Nursing, midwifery and health visitors – 36.4 FTE
Scientific, therapeutic and technical – 54.6 FTE
Non-clinical – 196.6 FTEThe Trust runs services from two hospitals – Ashford Hospital in Middlesex, and St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is currently assuming it will make 100 redundancies over four years under the Health for North East London plans. These do not yet represent authorised plans.The Trust operates across two main sites – Queen’s Hospital in Romford, and King George Hospital in Goodmayes – as well as providing services at smaller locations in Barking, Brentwood, Dagenham and Romford.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust is reportedly cutting 250 posts during late 2010 and early 2011.The job losses are expected to come largely from not filling temporary posts, and redeploying existing staff to avoid redundancies.The Trust runs Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, and Barnet Hospital. It provides specialist hospital treatments and therapies to over half a million patients from Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, East Harrow, South Hertfordshire, South Essex and Waltham Forest.
Barnsley Hospital Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is consulting on 156 possible redundancies – 5 percent of total staffing – as of 20th September 2010.The breakdown of the redundancies is as follows:Clerical – 51 (8.23% of all clerical staff)
Professional – 52 (3.55%)
Managerial – 10 (16.39%)
Technical – 6 (6.98%)
Other – 37 (4.98%)The ‘Professional’ and ‘Technical’ categories encompass clinical staff.The Trust runs Barnsley Hospital, a 425-bed hospital that serves a population of over a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area.
Barts and The London NHS Trust Barts and The London NHS Trust is consulting on a reduction of 635 full-time eqiuvalent staff – 8.6 percent of current staffing levels.

The breakdown of the reduction is as follows (figures in full-time equivalent):

* Nursing – 258
* Imaging – 20
* Pharmacy – 18
* Pathology – 34
* Physics – 11
* Admin and Clerical – 220
* Corporate – 74

The Trust hopes to implement the reduction through natural turnover, but compulsory redundancies cannot be ruled out. The reduction will be spread across the Trust’s hospitals.

The Trust runs three hospitals in London – St Bartholomew’s (known as Barts) by St Paul’s in the City, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and The London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust expects its workforce requirement to reduce by around 10 percent over the next year. The Trust will attempt to manage this through natural turnover.The Trust currently has 3,810 full-time equivalent funded staff in post, indicating a potential reduction of 380 full-time posts, although this excludes agency staff and vacancies.The Trust provides acute medical services at Basildon University Hospital and Orsett Hospital, and mainly serves the 310,000 population of Basildon and Thurrock in South West Essex, plus some residents of the neighbouring districts of Brentwood (for whom it is the main provider of cardiology services) and Castle Point.Figures sourced under the Freedom of Information Act.
Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust will cut the size of its workforce by the equivalent of 256 full-time staff between 2010 and 2013 – more than 10 percent of the entire workforce, including bank staff.No comprehensive breakdown of the cuts is available, but most of the 50 posts to be cut between August 2010 and March 2011 are in clinical areas. These 50 posts will be cut through natural turnover.The Trust provides acute hospital services to a population of around 300,000 patients in Basingstoke, Tadley, Alton and Bordon as well as surrounding towns and villages in north and mid Hampshire and west Berkshire.Most of its services are provided from Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital to the north of Basingstoke, but the Trust also provides outpatient and assessment services from Alton and Bordon community hospitals.
Bedford Hospital staff Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is cutting the size of its workforce by the equivalent of 24 full-time staff between 2010 and 2012.Staffing levels will actually rise by 16 posts in 2010/11, but will then fall by 40 posts in 2011/12.The Trust runs a 403-bed acute district general hospital and provides a range of services to over 270,000 people living predominantly in north and mid Bedfordshire.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is planning to reduce temporary staffing levels by the equivalent of 375 full-time posts during 2010/11.The Trust has also issued 55 ‘termination of employment’ notices in a strategy to force the retirement of its over-65-year-old workforce.The Trust provides a range of acute and community services from three acute hospital sites in Amersham, Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe, five community hospitals at Thame, Marlow, Buckingham, Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross and Waterside, and a number of community sites across the county.
Burnley General Hospital casualty department From 11th October 2010, Burnley General Hospital’s casualty department is no longer being staffed by a specialist Accident & Emergency doctor between 2am and 8am each night.Instead, the department – known as the Urgent Care Centre – is being run by nurses with access to an on-site family doctor, who local trade union officials say has not worked in an A&E environment for 15 years.Previously, the department was staffed by nurses with support from a registrar who would normally have around five years’ experience of working in an A&E department.A recent independent review recommended the Urgent Care Centre be upgraded.
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 444 full-time staff posts between 2010 and 2013. The reduction of posts is likely to be split 47 percent in clinical posts and 53 percent in non-clinical posts.The Trust runs the two main hospitals in Huddersfield and Halifax – Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Calderstones NHS mental health trust Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 126 full-time positions from 2010-13, around half of which will be nursing posts.
Cambridge University Hospitals Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of around 423 full-time staff between 2010 and 2013, net of recruitment.There will be a moderate overall increase in clinical staff, with a large decrease in non-clinical staff (figures in full-time equivalent):* Consultants – 8.09 decrease
* Junior medical – 38.07 increase
* Nurses and midwives – 79.01 increase
* Scientific, technical and therapeutic – 55.2 decrease
* Other clinical – 1.93 decrease
* Agency clinical – 12.8 decrease
* Admin and clerical – 297.62 decrease
* Other non-clinical support – 127.94 decrease
* Agency non-clinical – 36.22 decreaseThe Trust runs two adjacent hospitals in Cambridge – Addenbrooke’s Hospital and The Rosie maternity and women’s hospital.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Central Manchester University Hospitals Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced that up to 1,400 jobs could go over the next four years in an attempt to make savings of £30m a year.The Trust runs the following hospitals:* Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
* Manchester Royal Infirmary
* Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
* St Mary’s Hospital
* The University Dental Hospital
Colchester Hospital Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 510 full-time staff from 2010 to 2013, mainly by removing vacant posts and cutting agency and locum staff.The Trust plans to cut 140 posts during 2010/11, 230 in 2011/12 and 140 in 2012/13. Of the 140 posts going in 2010/11, one-third are likely to be clinical and two-thirds non-clinical.
Countess of Chester Hospital Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 460.97 full-time staff posts between 2010 and 2015 – a reduction of more than 16 percent of all staff.The breakdown of the cuts, plus the percentage by which each staff category will be reduced, is as follows:* Medical and dental – 8.82 (4.1%)
* Nursing, midwifery and health visitors – 96.71 (12.2%)
* Scientific, therapeutic and technical – 39.69 (10.3%)
* Healthcare assistants and clinical support – 51.65 (6.4%)
* Managers – 49.72 (73.1%)
* Admin and estates – 213.1 (37.9%)
* Other – 1.28These figures exclude bank staff.The Trust runs the Countess of Chester Hospital, a 600 bed, single site general hospital located on the outskirts of Chester, providing a range of medical services to more than 425,000 patients each year from an area covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
County Durham and Darlington NHS County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust anticipates cutting 700 staff posts between 2011 and 2014.The Trust will acquire local Community Health Services in April 2011, at which point it will employ 8,000 staff. While workforce plans have yet to be finalised, they are likely to include 20 percent cuts in the number of back office staff as back office functions are integrated.The majority of the 700 headcount reduction would be from reductions in agency, temporary, bank staffing, and through natural wastage.The Trust runs three main hospitals – Bishop Auckland General Hospital, Darlington Memorial Hospital, and University Hospital of North Durham – and also provide community hospital services from Shotley Bridge and Chester-le-Street community hospitals as well as a range of outpatient, community and outreach services from other sites.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Coventry and Warwickshire NHS mental health trust Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, which focuses on mental health, plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of nearly 560 full-time posts – almost 20 percent of total staffing – between 2010 and 2013, including more than 300 clinical posts.The breakdown of the staffing cuts is:Clinical staff – 203.1 FTE (full-time equivalent staff); 14.8% of all clinical staff
Support to clinical staff (mostly clinical roles) – 192 FTE; 19.2%
NHS infrastructure support staff (non-clinical roles) – 161.3 FTE; 32.4%
Derby hospitals Derby Royal Foundation Trust hospital has closed a Maternity ward and made it private and is looking at doing the same to another ward shortly.
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut its workforce by the equivalent of around 145 full-time posts during 2010/11.The cuts break down as follows (figures are full-time equivalent):* Admin – 39.59
* Nursing productivity – 24.4
* Inpatient length of stay – 29.03
* Hotel cleaning – 18.02
* Hotel linen and laundry – 15.52
* Bassetlaw Hospital nursery – 13.35
* Doncaster Royal Infirmary nursery – 5.81The Trust provides a range of acute medical services at three hospitals – Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, and Montagu Hospital in Mexbrough – and in a number of community locations. In addition, outpatient services are provided at Retford Hospital and rehabilitation services for older people at Tickhill Road Hospital, Doncaster.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Dorset County Hospital Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut staffing by the equivalent of 230 full-time posts between 2010 and 2012.The reduction will primarily fall in non-clinical areas, and will be achieved mainly through natural turnover, although some non-clinical compulsory redundancies may be necessary.The Trust is based at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester, and is the main provider of acute hospital services to a population of around 210,000 living within Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck.The Trust also provides renal services for patients throughout Dorset and South Somerset.
Dudley Hospitals The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is planning to reduce staffing levels by the equivalent of 170 full-time staff between 2010 and 2013.The reduction is due to a cut in spending on bank and agency staff equivalent to 186 full-time posts, balanced by an increase of 11 nurses and midwives and five consultants.The Trust runs three hospital sites, with one inpatient hospital (Russells Hall) located near the centre of Dudley and two outpatient hospitals (Corbett and Guest) located in Stourbridge and Dudley respectively.
East Cheshire NHS East Cheshire NHS Trust is cutting the equivalent of 33 full-time administrative and managerial posts during 2010/11.The Trust is based on the main site of Macclesfield District General Hospital, which has 388 inpatient beds, but also runs two community hospitals, Congleton War Memorial and Knutsford District Community.
East Kent Hospitals East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is planning to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 305 full-time staff from 2010 to 2013.While there will be an overall increase in staffing during 2010/11, this will be wiped out by large-scale staffing cuts over the following two years.The Trust runs the following hospitals:Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
Buckland Hospital, Dover
Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust £30M of “efficiency savings” (Cuts) for 2011/2012. Total £100M over the next 4 years. Four 28 bedded wards earmarked for closure (one already closed) at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital.
Frimley Park Hospital Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust estimates that staff numbers will reduce by the equivalent of 38 full-time posts – three clinical and 35 non-clinical.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Gateshead Health NHS Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is reducing its workforce by the equivalent of around 331 full-time staff between 2010 and 2013, which is 10.8 percent of all staff.Clinical staff account for 209.5 of the posts that are being cut, with the remaining 121.8 posts falling in non-clinical areas.The Trust is also planning to reduce spending on agency and bank staff by £500k in 2010/11, which equates to approximately 20 full-time posts.The Trust provides services from three main sites in Gateshead – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bensham Hospital and Dunston Hill Hospital.
George Eliot Hospital George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 257 full-time staff between 2010 and 2014.The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Nursing – 127 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Other clinical – 48 FTE
Non-clinical – 82 FTEThe Trust runs the George Eliot Hospital, a single site hospital on the outskirts of Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Heart of England NHS Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust expects to reduce staffing levels by the equivalent of around 1,600 full-time posts between 2010 and 2014 – around 20 percent of total staff.The Trust expects the cuts to be achieved mainly through natural turnover and in non-clinical areas.A few clinical areas will be protected – numbers of qualified speech and language therapists, qualified midwives, and nurses in neonatal units will be maintained, while the number of diagnostic radiographers will increase by the equivalent of 17 full-time posts during the four-year timescale.The Trust runs four hospitals in and around Birmingham – Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic.
Isle of Man fertility treatment funding The Isle of Man government decided in 2010 to cap funding for IVF fertility treatment at £40,000 per year.The year before the cap was introduced, when there was no fixed budget, 32 couples underwent IVF treatment, costing £100,000. The new cap will only provide enough funding to treat around 20 couples, who will be limited to one cycle of treatment.The Isle of Man is outside the NHS, and patients from the island are sent to the UK for IVF treatment with all costs covered by the Manx government.
Kettering General Hospital Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is reducing its workforce by the equivalent of 200 full-time staff between 2010 and 2013, including cuts to agency staff.The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Consultants – 8 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Healthcare assistants and other support staff – 60 FTE
Scientific and technical – 2 FTE
Clinical agency staff – 40 FTE
Admin, clerical and estates pay – 79 FTE
Non-clinical agency staff – 32 FTEHowever, there will be an increase of 7 FTE junior medical staff and 14 FTE nurses and midwives. There will be no overall change to the number of senior managers.The Trust runs Kettering General Hospital, a medium-sized district general hospital which provides a wide range of services to about 300,000 people in North Northamptonshire. The Trust also runs a wide range of outpatient clinics in Corby, Wellingborough and Rushden.
King’s College Hospital King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cut 58 staff posts during 2010/11. The posts that have gone break down as follows:* Clerical – 35
* Professional – 16
* Managerial – 5
* Technical – 2Workforce plans for 2011-15 have yet to be finalised.The Trust runs King’s College Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in London. The hospital is known for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac and haemato-oncology.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Leeds NHS mental health trust Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut the equivalent of around 258 full-time posts from 2010-13, including nearly 40 clinical posts in 2010/11.
Lightburn Hospital, Glasgow NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plans to shut Lightburn Hospital in east Glasgow, which provides rehabilitative care for older patients.Under the plan, the 75-bed Lightburn Hospital, in Greenfield in the East End, would see in-patient and out-patient services transferred to Stobhill Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde wants to switch long-term care services, used by around 450 patients each year, to Stobhill in a mixture of new purpose-built beds and refurbished accommodation.The board says that elderly patients will have access to improved diagnostic equipment at Stobhill, including MRI scanners and ultrasound. Lightburn has only limited X-ray facilities. Managers say there will be no compulsory redundancies.However, the closure will leave the east of the city without any acute older people beds, and there are concerns regarding visitor access given the absence of adequate public transport links between East Glasgow and Stobhill Hospital.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 118 full-time staff between 2010 and 2015 through natural turnover.The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Nursing – 49 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Support workers – 10 FTE
Scientific and professional staff – 6 FTE
Senior managers/administration & estates – 48 FTE
Ancillary staff – 5 FTELiverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is one of the largest heart and chest hospitals in the UK. The Trust also provides specialist services across the North West of England, including North Wales and the Isle of Man.
Liverpool Women’s Hospital IVF treatment NHS Warrington axed funding in August 2010 for local women to have IVF treatment at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.Patients from Warrington would usually receive IVF treatment at the hospital, but NHS Warrington decided to suspend funding for nearly a year. The decision will be reviewed in July 2011.Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust believes that around 80 couples from Warrington use the service each year.The decision came after a review of health services to assess whether they match locally-agreed health priorities and are offering the best possible value for money. IVF was included in a list of treatments deemed to be expensive, involving few people, and out of synch with NHS Warrington’s priorities.NHS Warrington said it will consider applications from GPs for “exceptional treatment” approval where they believe there is an extraordinary clinical need. People with fertility problems will still be treated and guided.
Luton and Dunstable NHS staff Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust expects to reduce overall staffing by the equivalant of 200 full-time posts. The majority of the axed posts will be removed through natural wastage and restricting the use of agency staff, but around 50 of the posts under review would entail redundancies.The Trust runs the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, which serves a local population of over 350,000 from Luton, Dunstable, and other towns and villages in the south Bedfordshire and north Hertfordshire region.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Maidstone Hospital maternity services Maidstone Hospital in Kent will permanently lose consultant-led maternity services in 2011
Medway NHS staff Medway NHS Foundation Trust made a net reduction of 99 staff posts in 2010/11, with 136 posts lost and 37 new posts created.Savings plans for future years have yet to be agreed, with a number of options being discussed including further staffing cuts and the limitation of some services.The Trust runs Medway Maritime Hospital, which treats around 400,000 patients each year mainly in Medway and Swale, but increasingly other parts of North and West Kent as well.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Mid Essex Hospitals Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust is cutting the equivalent of 200 full-time posts during 2010/11 by reducing the use of temporary staff.This is an across-the-board strategy that is not broken down by clinical or non-clinical posts, although requests for non-clinical staff are thought more likely to be refused.The Trust provides the majority of services at two hospitals in Chelmsford – Broomfield Hospital, which is the main A&E centre, and St John’s Hospital, the main centre for maternity and gynaecology services – and also provides services at four other hospitals in Maldon, Chelmsford and Braintree.
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is reducing staffing levels by 270 posts by removing existing vacancies that it believes will not need to be recruited to under new models of care.Around 230 current staff will be affected by changes to skill mix, location and posts where, at present, there is no suitable alternative employment.The Trust runs most of its services from its three main hospital sites – Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield, Dewsbury and District Hospital and Pontefract General Infirmary. In addition, day case and outpatient services are provided from Clayton Hospital in Wakefield with some services provided at other facilities and clinics across the district.
Mid-Ulster Hospital Accident & Emergency The Accident & Emergency unit at Mid-Ulster Hospital in Magherafelt, Londonderry, closed in May 2010 and has been replaced with a minor injury unit
Milton Keynes Hospital Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is forecasting a net reduction equivalent to 280 full-time staff posts from 2011-13 – a 10.8 percent staff cut.The cuts will be split between 68 clinical and 150 non-clinical posts, net of recruitment of new staff.The Trust runs Milton Keynes Hospital, a medium size hospital serving the people living in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Newark Hospital casualty unit Newark Hospital is seeing its casualty unit downgraded, with all emergency medical admissions diverted 20 miles away from April 2011
Newham University Hospital Newham University Hospital NHS Trust is planning to reduce staffing levels by the equivalent of 82-90 full-time non-clinical posts in 2011.The Trust is based at Newham General Hospital in Plaistow. In addition, some outpatient services are based at the Shrewsbury Road Health Centre in Forest Gate and the Appleby Centre in Canning Town.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran NHS Ayrshire & Arran is cutting the equivalent of 113 full-time staff through natural turnover in 2010/11, which is 1.3 percent of the total workforce. There is a small increase in medical staff and support services staff. The main reductions are in nursing and midwifery (74 posts), allied health professionals (14 posts) and administration services (30 posts).
NHS Borders NHS Borders is cutting the equivalent of 98 full-time equivalent staff in 2010/11, which is 3.6 percent of the total workforce. Nearly half the cuts are to nursing and midwifery posts, with support services and administration services also making a significant contribution.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway NHS Dumfries & Galloway is cutting the equivalent of 32 full-time posts in 2010/11, around one percent of total staffing. The cuts include 19 nursing and midwifery posts, while more than a third of management posts are being cut.
NHS Fife NHS Fife is cutting the equivalent of 55 full-time staff in 2010/11, which is 0.75 percent of the total workforce. Most of the cuts will fall in nursing and midwifery, and administration services.
NHS Forth Valley NHS Forth Valley is cutting the equivalent of 154 full-time staff in 2010/11, which is 2.75 percent of the total workforce. The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Nursing and midwifery – 96 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Allied health professionals – 19 FTE
Other therapeutic services – 3 FTE
Administration services – 36 FTE
NHS Grampian NHS Grampian is planning to cut the equivalent of 577 full-time staff in 2010/11, which is 5.1 percent of the total workforce. The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Medical – 10 FTE (full-time equivalent staff); 1.9% of all medical staff
Dental – 1 FTE
Medical and dental support – 6 FTE
Nursing and midwifery – 188 FTE; 3.5%
Allied health professionals – 28 FTE; 3.1%
Other therapeutic services – 11 FTE; 3.6%
Personal and social care – 2 FTE
Healthcare scientists – 14 FTE; 3%
Support services – 181 FTE; 11.7%
Administration services – 105 FTE; 5.8%
Management – 31 FTE; 19.5%
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is cutting the equivalent of 1,252 full-time staff in 2010/11, which is 3.6 percent of the total workforce. The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Medical – 13 FTE (full-time equivalent staff); 0.4% of all medical staff
Nursing and midwifery – 553 FTE; 3.6%
Allied health professionals – 61 FTE; 2.3%
Other therapeutic services – 41 FTE; 4.1%
Healthcare scientists – 59 FTE; 3.3%
Support services – 180 FTE; 4.8%
Administration services – 315 FTE; 5.7%
Management – 30 FTE; 7.2%
NHS Harrow Commissioning staff, accountants, stop smoking advisor, patient and public engagement and complaints team, administrators,
NHS Highland NHS Highland is cutting the equivalent of 108 full-time posts in 2010/11, 1.6 percent of all staff. The cuts include:Nursing and midwifery (pay bands 5+) – 30 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Support services – 14 FTE
Administrative services – 58 FTE
Management – 6 FTE (8.3% of all management staff)
NHS Lanarkshire NHS Lanarkshire is cutting the equivalent of 123 full-time staff in 2010/11, which is just over one percent of the total workforce. All the cuts will be to non-clinical posts, including a 6.6 percent reduction in administration services staff.
NHS Lothian NHS Lothian is cutting the equivalent of 733 full-time staff in 2010/11, which is 3.75 percent of the total workforce. The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Medical – 59 FTE (full-time equivalent staff); 3.5% of all medical staff
Nursing and midwifery – 333 FTE; 3.5%
Allied healthcare professionals – 53 FTE; 3.7%
Other therapeutic services – 17 FTE; 3.4%
Healthcare scientists – 38 FTE; 4.46%
Support services – 100 FTE; 4.8%
Administrative services – 124 FTE; 4.1%
Management – 9 FTE; 5.2%
NHS mental health day services in Staffordshire On the South Staffordshire PCT website, there is an engagment document that outlines the intention for the commissioning board to agree to close 6 day services provided by South Staffs and Shropshire healthcare NHS foundation trust by 1 May as well as another day centre on July 1 and a group for people who have supported employment by 1 December.
NHS North Yorkshire and York The local NHS trust has halted IVF treatment whilst planning to make around 60 members of staff redundant to reduce management costs, as part of efficiency savings across the NHS.
NHS Shetland NHS Shetland is cutting the equivalent of around nine full-time equivalent staff in 2010/11. Most of the cuts are to admin posts, with a small reduction in nursing and midwifery posts and a slight increase in medical and dental staff.
NHS Tayside NHS Tayside is cutting the equivalent of 495 full-time posts in 2010/11, which is 4.2 percent of the total workforce. There are no cuts to medical or dental posts. The breakdown of the cuts is as follows:Management – 7.6 FTE (full-time equivalent); 6.6% of all management staff
Administrative services – 155.9 FTE; 7.7%
Nursing and midwifery (pay bands 5+) – 95 FTE; 2.5%
Nursing and midwifery (pay bands 1-4) – 62.7 FTE; 4.8%
Allied health professionals – 45.2 FTE; 5.4%
Other therapeutic services – 20.7 FTE; 6.4%
Healthcare scientists – 23.8 FTE; 4.5%
Support services – 84 FTE; 5.5%
North Cumbria University Hospitals North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust anticipates cutting the equivalent of 300-350 full-time staff between 2010 and 2015.The scale of such changes will impact upon all staff disciplines, although the Trust will look initially at back office functions and support and managerial functions in advance of cutting frontline clinical posts.The Trust provides acute hospital services across North Cumbria. The main hospitals are the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.
North Tees and Hartlepool Hospital The government scrapped plans for a new ‘super hospital’ on Teesside in June 2010. The £460m 660-bed project in Wynyard Park, north of Stockton, was to have replaced outdated hospital buildings at Stockton and Hartlepool. The hospital was also to have provided care closer to home for people in Hartlepool, Stockton and parts of Easington and Sedgefield.
North West London Hospitals North West London Hospitals NHS Trust plans to remove 87 staff posts through deleting vacancies and redeployment. Of the 87 posts, 49 are clinical – including 29 nursing posts – and 38 are non-clinical.The Trust manages Northwick Park and St Mark’s hospitals in Harrow and Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal.
Northamptonshire Casualty Reduction Partnership Northamptonshire’s Casualty Reduction Partnership, a road safety team, is suffering major funding cuts that will force it to reduce staffing and axe programmes.The partnership runs courses for thousands of young drivers every year, as well as holding speed awareness workshops and educating youngsters on road safety. It says it has has helped cut the number of serious accidents on Northamptonshire’s roads by half.The Department for Transport has advised the team that it can expect to lose £480k of funding in 2010/11, on top of a £398k cut to its capital funding, which it uses to pay for new street warning signs, police vehicles and mobile speed cameras.The cuts amount to 27 percent of its revenue budget and the entirety of its capital budget.
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced a staffing reduction of 350 full-time equivalent posts in 2011/12 – breaking down as 67 clinical posts and 283 non-clinical posts.Further reductions have not been ruled out, while all vacancies are reviewed as and when they arise, which will lead to a further reduction in overall staff.The Trust runs all three NHS hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole – the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, Scunthorpe General Hospital, and Goole and District Hospital.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Nottingham University Hospitals staff Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust plans to cut 353 posts through natural turnover in 2011/12, which is just below three percent of total staff numbers.The Trust comprises Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House, a facility in Nottingham City Centre where hearing services are based.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Physiotherapy-Dudley group of Hospitals NHS FT Approximately 4 Frozen posts
7 additional posts to be lost all within Physiotherapy.Part of a larger cuts and efficiencies program across the trust.
Plans to cut children’s care and maternity services at Friarage Hospital in Northallerton A commissioning group is looking to move overnight paediatric care and special baby care from the Friarage in Northallerton to a larger site in Middlesbrough.Campaigners are fighting the proposals, saying it will mean families have to travel further for treatment.If the changes go ahead, maternity care will also be affected, with some services also moving to The James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.The Clinical Commission Group, which is leading the project, says it wants to hear suggestions from the community. It is holding another eight public meetings before any decisions are made.
Portsmouth Hospitals staff Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust cut the equivalent of 358 full-time posts between October 2009 and July 2010. Plans for future years should be finalised shortly.The Trust provides acute services at two hospitals – Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, and St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust plans to reduce staffing by the equivalent of 224 full-time posts between 2010 and 2015 – around 10 percent of total staffing.Of the reduction, 18 clinical posts will go, with 206 going in non-clinical areas.The Trust runs a 514-bed general hospital providing services to West Norfolk and parts of Breckland, North East Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. The main hospital complex is on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, although some specialist services or clinics are provided at outlying facilities such as the North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Wisbech, and Swaffham Community Hospital.
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Accident & Emergency The A&E service at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, in Welwyn Garden City, will be replaced by a centre likely to be staffed by GPs and nurses, so serious cases have to go elsewhere. The hospital will also lose its consultant-led maternity unit.
Queen Victoria Hospital staff Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 40 full-time staff posts during 2010/11.The Trust runs Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, which specialises in reconstructive surgery but also provides community healthcare services for the people of East Grinstead and its surrounding villages.
Royal Berkshire NHS staff Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust plans to reduce headcount by up to 600 staff between 2010 and 2013.The Trust expects to cut 200 posts during 2010/11, with a further 300-400 posts going over the following two years.The Trust provides acute hospital services to the people of West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population. The Trust provides services from the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, West Berkshire Community Hospital near Newbury, and the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor.
Royal Bolton Hospital staff Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is set to cut the equivalent of 257 full-time staff posts between 2010 and 2013.The Trust is cutting 70 posts through natural turnover during 2010/11, which is just over two percent of total staffing. The expected breakdown of this reduction is as follows:Management – 1 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Nursing and midwifery – 48 FTE
Admin and clerical – 15 FTE
Associated health professions – 3 FTE
Ancillary staff – 3 FTEThe Trust expects to cut a further 92 posts during 2011/12 and 95 in 2012/13, although both these figures reflect overall savings as applied to pay budgets, and could reduce if extra non-pay savings are found, as they were in 2010/11.The Trust offers a wide range of services based at the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth, as well as some in community settings.
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust’s savings plan equates to a staffing reduction of 1,115 full-time equivalent posts between 2011 and 2014. This is an assumed figure but is not final, and given the Trust’s level of natural turnover, redundancies may be avoided.The Trust provides acute hospital services to around 350,000 people in Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon, and offers specialist services such as cancer care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatric care and renal services to people living further afield in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset and Somerset. Its main hospital site is Wonford in Exeter.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Royal Free Hampstead NHS The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust expects to cut 180 staff posts. The Trust runs the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, as well as running specific clinics at six other north London hospitals.
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is planning to cut the equivalent of around 75 full-time staff posts between 2010 and 2015.Of these posts, around 31 will be clinical, and 44 will be non-clinical.The Trust runs the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, which is based on two sites – the main site at Stanmore in Middlesex, and a Central London site in Westminster. It is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK.
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust expects to cut its workforce by the equivalent of around 300 full-time staff between 2010 and 2015. Cuts are likely to be small until 2012, with larger staff reductions thereafter.The Trust provides a comprehensive range of services for the people of Wolverhampton, the wider Black Country, South Staffordshire, North Worcestershire and Shropshire, and runs the largest teaching hospital in the Black Country.
Salford Royal NHS Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut staffing levels by the equivalent of 750 full-time posts between 2010 and 2013, with 250 posts going each year.Within this 15 percent overall target, the management and corporate departments have been targeted with a reduction of 20 percent, with lower targets for clinical/frontline services.As of 9th September 2010, the Trust had removed the equivalent of 183.76 full-time posts through natural turnover and redeployment, with the following breakdown:Medical – 12.23 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Nursing – 65.97 FTE
Scientific and technical/professional and technical – 11.95 FTE
Admin/management/corporate – 93.61 FTEThe Trust runs the Salford Royal hospital, which provides a range of medical, surgical, maternity and emergency services to the people of Salford, and offers specialist care to people from all over the UK who need expert help with brain, neuroscience, kidney, bone, intestine or skin conditions.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is planning to reduce its workforce by 899 posts by 2016/17 due to the merger of its hospitals. Although a higher proportion of remaining staff will be deployed in the community, the net loss of NHS posts in the area by 2016/17 will be 631.The Trust provides care from three hospitals. Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich and City Hospital in Birmigham are acute hospitals with a full range of emergency services at both sites. Rowley Regis Community Hospital provides continuing care, rehabilitation and respite care, and has a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities.
Sandwell General Hospital maternity services Sandwell General Hospital in Birmingham will permanently lose consultant-led maternity services in 2011
South Tees Hospitals South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust forecasts a net staffing reduction of 119 full-time equivalent posts from 2010-14.The breakdown by year is as follows:* 2010/11 – 101 reduction
* 2011/12 – 66 reduction
* 2012/13 – 27 increase
* 2013/14 – 21 increaseThe Trust runs two hospitals – the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Southampton University Hospitals Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust is expecting to cut the equivalent of 509 full-time staff between 2010 and 2012, mostly through natural turnover.324 posts are going in 2010/11, with 185 posts following in 2011/12.Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust provides local hospital services to some 1.3 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire and specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children’s intensive care to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.
Southend Hospital Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 400 full-time staff between 2010 and 2013, primarily through natural turnover. The cuts include an expected reduction of 110 staff in post during 2010/11.
The Trust have announced that George Foster Taylor Ward will shut, with a loss of 25 bed. All staff will be ‘transferred’ to another ward within the Trust.
St George’s Healthcare St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has announced plans to remove 500 staff posts, including nurses and consultants, plus the closure of at least three wards and 100 beds.The Trust’s main site is St George’s Hospital in Tooting, one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals. The Trust also runs the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre in Wimbledon, which cares for patients with neurological conditions such as stroke and spinal injuries, and provides community hospital based care from Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, 11 health centres and clinics, schools and nurseries, patients’ homes and Wandsworth Prison.
Surrey and Sussex NHS Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has earmarked 182 staff posts to be cut.The Trust runs East Surrey Hospital and provides a range of services at Crawley, Oxted Health Centre, Dorking, Caterham Dene and Horsham hospitals.
Sussex Community NHS Sussex Community NHS Trust forecasts a staffing reduction equivalent to 431 full-time posts between 2010 and 2015 – an 11 percent staff cut.The Trust – recently created through a merger of South Downs Health NHS Trust and West Sussex Health – is increasing staffing levels by 67 posts in 2010/11, before cutting 132 posts in 2011/12, 127 posts in 2012/13, 122 posts in 2013/14, and 117 posts in 2014/15.The Trust provides a wide range of mainstream and specialist community and rehabilitation services for children and adults across West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Sussex Health Informatics Service Sussex Health Informatics Service is reducing its workforce headcount by 60-90 posts by March 2011 to manage its funding and budgets.The NHS body provides a full suite of IT services as well as governance, project management, training, change management and strategy for all NHS trusts in Sussex and the surrounding area.
Taunton & Somerset NHS Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust will cut the equivalent of 504 full-time posts between 2010 and 2013.Of the 504 posts that will go, 305 will be in clinical areas, with 199 in non-clinical areas. The reduction includes 40 posts in pathology services.The Trust runs Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, the largest district general hospital in Somerset.
The Christie NHS Foundation The Christie NHS Foundation Trust plans to reduce staff numbers by the equivalent of 213 full-time posts between 2010 and 2015 – around one in ten of all staff currently employed by the Trust.The breakdown of the cuts, plus the percentage by which each staff category will be reduced, is as follows:* Medical and dental – 3.6
* Nursing, midwifery and health visitors – 42.85 (9%)
* Scientific, therapeutic and technical – 40.56 (9%)
* Healthcare assistants and clinical support – 52.98 (15%)
* Managers – 4.1
* Admin and estates – 61.49 (10%)
* Others – 7.38The Christie is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating more than 40,000 patients a year. It is based in Manchester and serves a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 26 percent of its patients are referred from other parts of the country.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Walton Centre NHS The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 39 full-time staff through natural turnover between 2010 and 2015.The Trust runs the Walton Centre, a specialist hospital dedicated to caring for people with neurological conditions including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain tumours, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, cancer, spinal pain and other neurological diseases and trauma.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust expects to cut the equivalent of 50-70 non-clinical full-time posts through natural wastage following changes to services.The Trust provides services at Trafford General and Stretford Memorial Hospitals in Manchester, Altrincham General Hospital, and in the community.
University Hospital of North Staffordshire University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust is set to cut the equivalent of just under 1,349 full-time staff between 2010 and 2015.The figures are estimates by the Trust and could change over time, although radical changes are unlikely. The breakdown of staff cuts in 2010/11 is unclear, but from 2011 to 2015 the cuts break down as follows:Medical and dental – 156.67 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Nursing and midwifery – 688.05 FTE
Other clinical – 140.2 FTE
Other – 363.74 FTEThe Trust runs three hospital sites in Stoke-on-Trent – North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, City General, and Central Outpatients. A new hospital will open in 2012.
University Hospital of South Manchester On 20th August 2010, University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) NHS Foundation Trust has issued notification for possible redundancies for the equivalent of 27.6 full-time clerical posts and 11 managerial posts.UHSM is a major acute teaching hospital trust providing services for adults and children at Wythenshawe Hospital and Withington Community Hospital.
University Hospitals of Leicester University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is cutting its workforce by the equivalent of 317 full-time staff in 2010/11, which is three percent of total staffing.The Trust is actually cutting 434 posts – 278 of them in clinical areas, with the remaining 156 non-clinical – but this is partly offset by 117 new posts the Trust is creating during the year.The breakdown of the posts that are being cut is as follows:Acute care:
Clinical – 126 FTE (full-time equivalent staff)
Non-clinical – 19 FTEClinical support:
Clinical – 66 FTE
Non-clinical – 3 FTECorporate:
Clinical – 2 FTE
Non-clinical – 116 FTEPlanned care:
Clinical – 69 FTE
Non-clinical – 12 FTE

Women and children’s:
Clinical – 15 FTE
Non-clinical – 6 FTE

These cuts include reductions in bank and agency workers and overtime as a result of productivity improvements (e.g. reduced sickness absence), as well as through the management of the recruitment process.

Of the 117 newly created posts, 85 percent are clinical and 15 percent non-clinical.

The Trust runs three hospitals in Leicester – Glenfield Hospital, Leicester General Hospital, and Leicester Royal Infirmary.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut staffing levels by the equivalent of 705 full-time posts between 2010 and 2015 – a 16.25 percent cut in total staffing levels.Around 60 percent of the reduction will fall in clinical posts.The Trust provides services from five hospitals – Furness General Hospital, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.
West London Mental Health NHS Trust West London Mental Health NHS Trust plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of more than 450 full-time posts – more than 10 percent of total staffing – between 2010 and 2013. More than half will be to clinical posts. The expected breakdown of staffing cuts is:Medical staffing – 13.7 FTE (full-time equivalent staff); 4.68% of all medical staff
Qualified psychology – 14.1 FTE; 9.38%
Psychotherapy – 4.3 FTE; 8.87%
Family therapists – 1.9 FTE; 13%
Other qualified scientific and professional – 1.6 FTE; 4%
Qualified allied health professionals – 10.7 FTE; 7.08%
Unqualified allied health professionals – 12.5 FTE; 9.41%
Qualified nurses – 109.7 FTE; 7.19%
Unqualified nurses – 67.6 FTE; 8.39%
Admin and clerical – 121.4 FTE; 21.37%
Estates maintenance staff – 8 FTE; 11.68%
Non-clinical support – 52.7 FTE; 12.17%
Senior managers – 36.5 FTE; 22.97%
West Suffolk Hospital West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust plans to cut the equivalent of around 246 full-time staff between 2010 and 2015, which is around 12 percent of total staffing.The Trust is proposing reductions in nursing/healthcare assistant staffing levels during the period 2010-2014 if they are linked to bed closures, although it says ward-based nursing will not be affected.The Trust runs West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, and serves an area of approximately 600 square miles which extends to Thetford in the north, Sudbury in the south, Newmarket to the west and Stowmarket to the east. The Trust also provides outpatient services at six community hospitals and health centres.
Whiteabbey Hospital Accident & Emergency The A&E unit at Whiteabbey Hospital in Newtownabbey closed in May 2010, and has been replaced with a minor injury unit
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust cut staffing levels by the equivalent of 80 full-time posts between March and July 2010 through vacancy control and reducing the use of temporary staff.The Trust runs the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is forecasting a net staffing reduction of just over 680 full-time equivalent posts from 2010-13, including 110 full-time equivalent posts that are confirmed as already gone.The Trust manages two hospitals – Arrowe Park Hospital in Upton, which provides acute health services for adults, children and babies, and Clatterbridge Hospital in Bebington, which provides elective surgery (planned operations), rehabilitation services and care of older people. The Trust also manages the X-ray facilities, outpatient services and day hospital at Victoria Central Hospital and the Radiography Department at St Catherine’s Hospital.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust plans to reduce its workforce by the equivalent of 533 full-time staff between 2010 and 2014, which is 13 percent of its entire workforce. The Trust expects to revise these figures on a regular basis.The Trust runs three hospitals – the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary and Wrightington Hospital in Wigan, and Leigh Infirmary – as well as the Thomas Linacre outpatients centre in Wigan.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
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