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.
Last week’s shocking revelations were incredibly worrying for people in Rotherham. Hospital managers are now prepared to talk about the scale of the job cuts, and we understand that the hospital’s board has already agreed to begin formal consultation on redundancies from December 1st. They have many questions to answer. They must come clean about the timescales involved and what exactly they are consulting on – is the whole workforce being put at risk of redundancy or only sections of it and which sections?
The people of Rotherham will also want to know what cuts on this scale will mean for local services. Everything is under review at the moment it sems. Health services are too important and jobs too hard to come by at the moment - patients and staff have the right to know the truth.”
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