Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Cornwall and Isles of Scilly;
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Seven hundred jobs are to be cut at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. On 3 July 2006 the hospital announced 300 job cuts including workers aged over 65 and those on temporary contracts. A further 400 job cuts were announced on 21st July when administration staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro were told their jobs are at risk. Managers say there will be a 30-day consultation period before any final decisions are made.

Receptionists, clerks and secretaries will bear the brunt of what the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has called an 'organisational restructure'. The move is part of the trust's plan to cut a projected £13m debt, one of the highest in the NHS.


  • 21 July 2006: BBC Website
  • 3 July 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63153, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63153.