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UNISON is calling on hospital managers to reveal more about their plans for jobs and services at Rotherham Hospital. Last week it was announced that 750 jobs would go at the hospital – including nursing staff and administrators such as medical secretaries.
As many as 750 jobs are to be axed from the Rotherham's local health service to meet Government spending targets.
Rotherham NHS Trust says it needs a "smaller hospital, with substantially fewer beds", and a smaller workforce to save £50 million over the next four years.
In a report presented to the board by its chief executive it says
"compulsory redundancies are inevitable"
and there is a need for a smaller hospital with substantially fewer beds.
The union warned that Rotherham will not be the last hospital to announce cuts as many are struggling to cope with the impact of funding cuts, rising patient numbers and the legacy of Private Finance Initiative debt.
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in South Yorkshire said it faced a "very challenging financial future" The Trust declined to put a figure on possible job losses, but Unison said it could mean 750 cuts among nursing staff, clerical workers and medical secretaries.
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Unions today said plans to cut the budget at Rotherham NHS Trust could mean the loss of 750 jobs.