Nursing jobs at risk

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Up to 250 staff, including nurses, could be axed in swingeing cuts proposed by Morecambe Bay’s health trust.

As part of a consultation into staff roles across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust’s (UHMBT) three hospital sites, the trust is 
proposing to cut five per cent of its 5,000-strong workforce.

Unions have branded any cuts to staff a “disaster” which would have a significant impact on patient care.

The trust said that patient care was its primary concern, and that it would try to re-deploy staff wherever possible.

On Monday, the trust began a 45-day consultation into staff roles, and said it could not rule out job losses.

A former senior staff nurse has said that any cuts to nursing staff would be “absolutely deplorable” given the workload they already have.