Up to fifty members of staff at a Somerset hospice are at risk of being made redundant as the charity battles “an increasingly unsustainable financial position”.
St Margaret’s Hospice has announced it plans to remodel its services, closing an in-patient unit in Yeovil while increasing the number of in-patient beds at its Bishop’s Hill site.
The charity, which works across the county, said up to fifty members of staff have been placed at risk of redundancy as a result of the proposed structural changes.
Chief executive Ann Lee described the news as “unsettling” but said changes were necessary in response to “an increasingly unsustainable financial position”.
A public information session will be held at St Margaret’s Hospice in Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil, from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday, August 14.