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Statement 11.09.14 - press coverage about redundancies

The Trust has been made aware today of a story that we may be making up to 350 staff redundant.

The Trust is currently involved in a series of reviews and consultations on changes to some of its services.

These may affect the jobs of around 350 staff. 

We will be seeking to minimise compulsory redundancy through a number of routes including identifying redeployment opportunities, holding vacancies for displaced staff, giving priority application rights to those staff for available jobs, and some may be subject to TUPE transfer arrangements to other employers.

Staff who are affected by any of these consultations are already aware of proposals and involved in discussions around final proposals,  Trade Unions for all affected staff are fully engaged in working with us as we move forward.

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital