Hundreds of posts to go at Basildon Hospital

BASILDON and Thurrock hospitals have revealed that up to 50 people may face redundancy in the latest rounds of cuts affecting the health service.

The Trust has identified 218 posts, across all services and departments, which, they say, will no longer be required.

The Trust is wrestling with the dual impact of a potential £20 million pound reduction in their contract with NHS South West Essex for the 2011/12 year.

A spokesman at the Trust said: “I believe only up to around 40-50 actual people may face redundancy.

“I expect few, if any, of these to be nurses, as we will be able to offer them alternative employment in vacant posts in other wards and departments.”

A consultation on the redundancies and the trust’s financial position starts on Monday, March 7, and runs until Wednesday, April 6.

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