What's planned for the Whittington?

The plans for the Whittington Hospital involve:

  • closing and selling off accomodation for NHS staff
  • closing inpatient wards and axing beds for the elderly and new parents
  • capping births at 4,000 a year
  • recasting the workforce from around 900 to 550

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Whittington Hospital cuts

Health chiefs at the Whittington Hospital in Archway claim their plan to close wards, axe jobs and sell buildings could be a template for a new kind of district general hospital.