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Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Tees Valley and Durham; North East


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86.1 - Hospital activities
Group: NHS

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-05-2007
Planned Job Reductions min: 5000
Planned Job Reductions max: 5000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

More than 5,000 workers from five County Durham hospitals have been asked if they want to leave their jobs. One of the hospitals is Bishop Auckland Hospital, recently dogged by controversy with ward closures and cuts in services. The Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said the move was part of a constant review. The other four hospitals operating under the trust are the University Hospital of North Durham, Darlington Memorial Hospital and two community hospitals in Chester-le-Street and Shotley Bridge.The Durham and Darlington trust would not say how many staff they expect to apply or whether compulsory job losses would eventually be considered.