EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Bedfordshire CC; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; East of England
Location of affected unit(s): Bedford


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86.1 - Hospital activities
Number Employed: 2600
Group: National Health Service

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-08-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 121
Planned Job Reductions max: 121
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust said it had reduced costs in a number of areas, including not filling vacancies, but further action was now needed. It said £5m would be saved by the loss of the equivalent of 121 full time jobs and changing the way it runs services. A union spokesperson from Unison said: 'It is the most wilful act of destruction Bedford has ever seen.'