Britain’s Trafford General Hospital is preparing to axe more than 200 jobs in a bid to avoid a £7m shortfall.
Bosses at Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust say the cuts will improve clinical processes and provide a more value-for-money service.
A total of 210 jobs will be cut along with the closure of two wards and two operating theatres in the ‘turnaround plan’.
The recruitment of new staff be reduced and existing employees redeployed, while a new management team will also be tasked with delivering greater efficiency.
Interim Chief Executive Steve Spoerry said: “The Trust has had cash problems over the last few years that if left would build up into major financial problems this year.
“We cannot allow this to happen and are taking responsible steps to avoid a major cash deficit.
“Our challenge in 2008 is to improve the care we provide for the people of Trafford whilst also achieving a financial surplus.
“We will continue to deliver the highest standards of healthcare but in the most efficient ways possible in order to meet our obligations to taxpayers.”
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