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Thursday, 27 July 2006 09:56
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Foundation hospital cuts 500 jobs
Around 500 jobs are to be axed at the NHS foundation hospital in Sunderland to save £20m over the next three years.

City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust said it had to cut 10% of its 5,000 workforce to clear a debt of £5m.

The trust, which runs Sunderland Royal Hospital, Ryhope General and Monkwearmouth Hospital.

Chief executive of the trust, Ken Bremner, said losing jobs was a major concern, but necessary to save money over the next three years.

He said: "Our priority is to regain financial stability for the next step in the development of the trust.

"We have achieved the levels of service we have today because of the quality of our staff and we understand that any job lost is a major cause for concern.

"It must be remembered that the trust has come a long way in 10 years - patient care, facilities, staff numbers and waiting times are now very different from a decade ago”.

Paul Summers, regional officer for the health union Unison, said the move was a "kick in the teeth".

He said: "We are shocked to hear of the scale of potential job losses and cost cutting - particularly since only two years ago many temporary jobs were lost to help balance the books.

"Even if the staff cuts are achieved by what the trust calls "natural wastage" these are still real jobs and getting rid of them will have an unavoidable impact on services.

"Our members have been working hard to achieve government targets and this is a real kick in the teeth”.
   


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