Huge job cuts on the way at South Yorkshire hospital

Rotherham District General Hospital
Rotherham District General Hospital
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ROTHERHAM Hospital is making plans to shed 750 jobs - around 20 per cent of its workforce - by 2015.

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said it needed a ‘smaller hospital, with substantially fewer beds’, and a reduced workforce, to save £50million over the next four years.
A report presented to the board by its chief executive said compulsory redundancies were ‘inevitable’.

Pam Johnson, the Unison trade union’s head of health for Yorkshire and Humberside, said NHS staff were ‘paying the price’ for the failings of senior managers.

But the trust’s chief executive, Brian James, said: “The NHS continues to face tough times financially. Our staff are our biggest asset, but also our biggest cost and we are exploring how to best manage and substantially reduce our costs whilst ensuring we continue to provide quality healthcare.”