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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay staff 

Location: UK » North West » LA
Sector: Health

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut staffing levels by the equivalent of 705 full-time posts between 2010 and 2015 - a 16.25 percent cut in total staffing levels.

Around 60 percent of the reduction will fall in clinical posts.

The Trust provides services from five hospitals - Furness General Hospital, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

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As a public governor I fear my hospital cannot absorb the cuts

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust hospitals do an excellent job, particularly Westmorland General Hospital and Furness General Hospital. Lancaster Royal Infirmary is under severe pressure and cannot absorb the cuts suggested. As a public governor I fear that Lancaster Royal does not have the capacity to respond effectively to these cuts.

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Posted by: john hunter at 6:19pm on 6 January 2011

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