26 October 2012
Rotherham NHS staff 'in danger of redundancy'
Hundreds of professionals working for a hospital in the north of England could be facing redundancy in the near future, it has emerged.
According to the Yorkshire Post, the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has outlined plans to implement efficiency savings of £50 million over the course of the next three years.
The organisation has admitted it is facing a "very challenging financial future" as the UK continues to struggle against the effects of its double-dip recession.
Brian James, chief executive of the trust, explained that because the NHS as a whole continues to endure "tough times", his organisation is faced with no choice but to identify ways to "continue to improve our services for patients whilst being even more efficient".
Despite the fact the trust has refused to specify how many jobs are under threat, trade union Unison believes that up to 750 people could be at risk of losing their positions.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson