1,400 jobs are at risk at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.
In a weekly bulletin to staff, the trust said:
The trust is looking to identify £125million worth of 'efficiencies' by 2020.
The bulk of this will be made by cutting back on agency and temporary workers, and it is believed large-scale redundancies can be avoided.
Centres run by the trust includes:
- City Hospital in Birmingham
- West Bromwich’s Sandwell General
- Rowley Regis Community Hospital
- Birmingham Treatment Centre
- Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre
And it is currently developing a new ‘super-hospital, the Midland Metropolitan, which will serve 530,000 people living in the area. It is due to open in 2018.
On that, the trust said in a statement:
A whistleblower has spoken of concerns for the effect of the cuts on patients: