Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Devon; Plymouth
Location of affected unit(s)
Derriford Hospital
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

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


Up to 200 posts are to be cut at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Managers at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth said the move was because of a £22m budget shortfall. They said they hoped to keep redundancies to a minimum and look for savings through natural wastage and freezing non-essential vacant posts. A union spokesman said the news on Monday was not surprising, but his concern was for staff morale and how it would affect patient care.

Kevin Norman, of the GMB Union, told BBC News: "The major concern is how we got to a figure of £22m when they've known about it for some considerable time.

"It's an enormous figure which should have been dealt with before."

The hospital said it hoped to minimise the number of redundancies it would have to make and that it would work with unions throughout the process.



Eurofound (2006), Derriford Hospital, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63221, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63221.