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The Chief Executive Cardiff and Vale University Health Board says fewer than 40 staff are now at risk of compulsory redundancy. The board is aiming to reduce staff numbers by 380 by next March. Adam Cairns told AMs that less than 10% of that figure will be found through compulsory redundancies.
Adam Cairns told members of the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee that the board 'had a responsibility to work within the budget' its been given. But he also said he's confident that the board's hospitals can continue to deliver high quality care with fewer beds and staff.
He told the committee that 'nobody wants to stay in hospital longer than necessary' and that enabling patients to leave sooner means fewer beds are needed, allowing resources to be more focussed.
One of Wales largest health boards has revealed that it's planning to make nearly four hundred posts redundant.
The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board says it needs to save £56m. It plans to cut the jobs by March next year.
Our Health Reporter Rob Osborne reports.
One of Wales' biggest health boards has announced it plans to make almost 400 posts redundant by March.
In evidence to the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board says it has to save £56 million pounds.
Earlier this year the health board said it wanted to provide services in a more "cost effective way".