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Timeline of health service jobs cuts
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The NHS faces record deficits
Hospital job cuts that will run into more than 9,000 have been announced in recent weeks as the NHS struggles to balance the books.

Here is a timeline of the announcements:

26 July

City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust announces it is to cut about 500 jobs.

21 July

Pennine Acute Trust which runs four hospitals in Greater Manchester announces 325 job cuts.

14 July

Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Trust to cut up to 40 jobs to deal with a 5m funding shortfall.

7 July

North Devon Hospital, Barnstaple to cut 60 staff, including about 30 nurses.

30 June

Royal Bolton Hospital to cut about 130 jobs to save up to 8m a year. No compulsory redundancies expected.

28 June

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust to cut around 100 jobs to tackle a 27m deficit.

East and North Herts NHS Trust to cut up to 500 job cuts at hospitals in Hertfordshire in order to help make 18m of savings.

27 June

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust axes nearly 320 jobs, including 100 among agency staff, to tackle a 15m overspend.

9 June

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to cut around 1,100 positions to save 18m over the next two years. Redundancies not ruled out.

31 May

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to cut 300 jobs to tackle a deficit of more than 16m. No impact on permanent staff, as cuts would fall on bank and agency staff.

25 May

Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust to cut 600 staff posts to help make 33m in savings.

22 May

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, Norfolk, to cut 145 posts to reduce its 11 million deficit. In addition, another 70 posts that currently stand vacant will not be filled.

19 May

St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs St Georg's Hospital, Tooting, south London to cut up to 150 jobs. Trust has been told by government to make an additional 10m of savings, on top 19m in savings already planned for 2006-7.

12 May

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to cut about 430 posts as part of a cost cutting plan aimed at saving 84m in the next three years.

10 May

Gloucestershire Health NHS Community Trust announces the closure of a string of community hospitals with the possible loss of up to 500 jobs to help tackle a 38m deficit.

5 May

Pennine Acute Trust , which runs four Greater Manchester hospitals, says it might axe up to 800 posts as it struggles to cope with a deficit of 21m.

27 April

Kennet and North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust and the West Wiltshire Trust announce plan which could see the loss of more than 80 management and administration posts.

26 April

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital warns up to 450 jobs could be scrapped as part of plans to reduce a 14.8m budget deficit.

Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare to cut 60 jobs after the trust overspent by 6m.

24 April

East Sussex NHS Hospitals Trust, which runs the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and Eastbourne District General, says up to 250 jobs could be axed in a bid to tackle a 5m deficit.

13 April

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to shed up to 800 jobs at its three Birmingham and Black Country sites. The trust, which runs City, Sandwell and Rowley Regis hospitals, has a deficit of 6m, but said it plans to save 20m in the next year.

11 April

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust said up to 500 jobs would have to go in the next 12 to 18 months to help tackle debts of 28.6m.

The trust said it would cut back on temporary staff - reducing the number of permanent staff affected.

7 April

York Hospital is to cut 200 jobs in a move to save 2.5m. The savings from jobs are part of a wider 7m cost-cutting package.

6 April

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust announces 720 losses. It needs to save 30m.

5 April

Royal United Hospital NHS Trust in Bath announces that 300 jobs are to go.

4 April

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which manages Crawley Hospital and East Surrey Hospital, announces 400 jobs cuts as it tries to reduce a 2m a month overspend and a total debt of 41.2m.

3 April

Up to 160 jobs to go at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, to cut up to 160 jobs to save 11m in 2006-07 and claw back a 1m overspend from last year.

29 March

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust announces plans to cut 325 posts to save 10m.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust in Woolwich says up to 100 jobs could go to save 10m.

Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust plans to cut more than 150 jobs, to save 10m next year.

28 March

Gloucestershire Health NHS Community confirms plans to close an 86-bed hospital and says jobs may also go.

27 March

Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital says it will need to make cuts to address a 22m shortfall.

24 March

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust says 74 jobs including 21 specialist specialist nursing jobs are "at risk".

23 March

East Kent Hospitals Trust gives warning of possible cuts to claw back a 35m deficit.

County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust announces up to 700 posts will be cut over the next three years.

22 March

Queen Mary's, Sidcup, south-east London says it will consult over the loss of 190 jobs.

Royal Free Hospital, north-west London, announces 480 posts and 100 beds cut to save 25m and reduce a 13m deficit.

20 March

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust announces around 200 job cuts to make savings of 22m.

Shropshire's two main hospitals, the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to cut around 300 jobs.

Health chiefs announce 300 job cuts in Wolverhampton to claw back a 38m deficit.

16 March

University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, to cut up to 1,000 jobs with up to 750 compulsory redundancies.

13 March

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust will lose 185 jobs and plans to shut an operating theatre to save 2m.

10 March

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which has 17.5m debt, says there will be major job losses.

8 March

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which is facing an 8.1m shortfall, announces it is set to cut 300 staff.

Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority says it is expecting an 83m deficit.

1 March

Selby and York Primary Care Trust announces jobs will have to go as part of a plan to tackle debts of 23.7m.




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