Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Surrey; East and West Sussex
Location of affected unit(s)
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

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


An NHS trust is to cut 500 jobs in order to save £12m this year, instead of the 342 jobs originally announced on 29 March 2006. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals said the trust had not made the 'financial inroads' it needed to. Chief executive Peter Coles said urgent measures had been agreed which would take effect as soon as possible. The trust said more than 100 beds will close, consultant sessions will be reduced, and non-clinical budgets would be cut by up to 15%. The additional cuts were announced on 26 July 2006.


  • 26 July 2006: BBC Website
  • 29 March 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63241, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63241.