University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has started a 45-day consultation with staff about potential job losses of some 260 posts across the hospitals that it runs.
The action comes as the NHS Foundation Managers need to drop an estimated £32 million from their spending. The full story and some additional background can be found in this BBC article.
As we mentioned in previous posts, the number of potential job losses within the NHS seems to be on the rise again.
With Worcester Acute Hospital Trust just announcing that they intend to cut up to 300 jobs as part of a £60 million cost saving exercise, it looks like this could be the start of another round of job losses across the whole NHS.
Just last week Royal Bolton Hospital announced that it was looking to cut some 500 jobs as part of a cost-cutting plan.
If both of these plans go ahead, this will mean that nearly 1,000 jobs will be lost in just one week.
We will be starting up our Job Cuts/Losses table again in the next few days. If you know of impending Job Cuts or Losses in your local NHS Trust, then please let us know as soon as possible.