EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wallsgrave Hospital

Company/Organisation:
Wallsgrave Hospital

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Warwickshire; Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire; West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Coventry

Company

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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-10-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 99
Planned Job Reductions max: 299
Type of Restructuring: Relocation

Additional Information

Amicus, the union for skilled and technical workers, is meeting with Coventry's Walsgrave Hospital after it was notified about the loss of 99 jobs in Coventry and Warwickshire. A spokeswoman for Walsgrave Hospital said efforts were being made to redeploy affected staff. The cuts come as Walsgrave Hospital gets ready to move to a new super-hospital site in 2008 or 2009.An Amicus spokesman said the union feared a further 200 jobs could go if primary care and community trusts in Coventry and Warwickshire merged. All four trusts - North Warwickshire, South Warwickshire, Coventry and Coventry and South Warwickshire Mental Health Trust - are under pressure to make savings because of debts.