Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Shropshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Princess Royal Hospital; Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

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


Almost 300 jobs are to go at Shropshire's two main hospitals. It is thought 80 jobs will go this financial year and 211 before the end of the next at the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust is in debt by £30m and a spokesman for Princess Royal Hospital said it needed to act or the debt would keep rising. A spokesman at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford said it needed to be "more efficient".

"If we do not make the reductions that we need to make now it could be worse in the future.

"At the end of this year we will owe £31m and we cannot allow that to grow at £10m a year, we need to become more efficient."

The spokesman added the hospital hoped to make the cuts through natural wastage but compulsory redundancies had not been ruled out.



Eurofound (2006), Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63218, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63218.