United Kingdom
West Midlands; Herefordshire; Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

99 - 299 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Amicus, the union for skilled and technical workers, is meeting with Coventry's Walsgrave Hospital after it was notified about the loss of 99 jobs in Coventry and Warwickshire. A spokeswoman for Walsgrave Hospital said efforts were being made to redeploy affected staff. The cuts come as Walsgrave Hospital gets ready to move to a new super-hospital site in 2008 or 2009.An Amicus spokesman said the union feared a further 200 jobs could go if primary care and community trusts in Coventry and Warwickshire merged. All four trusts - North Warwickshire, South Warwickshire, Coventry and Coventry and South Warwickshire Mental Health Trust - are under pressure to make savings because of debts.


  • 20 October 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Wallsgrave Hospital, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62422, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62422.