Health cuts will hit the most vulnerable, claims patients’ group

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MOUNTING cuts to health services in Sheffield are ‘unsustainable’ and will be felt by the most vulnerable people in the city, it has been warned.

The total number of NHS staff in the region has been slashed by nearly 6,000 between May 2010 and September last year, whereas in the South East only 612 workers have been lost.

Numbers of nursing, midwifery and health visitor staff have also dropped by 1,512 over the last two years – but have actually increased in the south by 233.

 

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