Latest hospital job cuts on hold

A SECOND wave of redundancies at Hinchingbrooke Hospital has been postponed until management consultants have told managers where posts could most effectively be lost. Staff affected by the first wave of job cuts will learn their fate within the next two

A SECOND wave of redundancies at Hinchingbrooke Hospital has been postponed until management consultants have told managers where posts could most effectively be lost.

Staff affected by the first wave of job cuts will learn their fate within the next two weeks, when notice periods will begin.

Consultants KPMG have been engaged on a £250,000 review of senior managers, junior doctors, specialist nurses and administrative and clerical staff.

Their report, expected later this month, will inform the trust's decisions on where further cuts can be made towards the target of saving £9.6m from the £80m budget by the end of March 2007.

The hospital could sell off land and buildings at the site's southern end, from which three remote wards are to be moved into the heart of the hospital, closer to diagnostic and treatment facilities, by the end of September.