Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Royal United Hospital, Bath.
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
5 April 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Royal United Hospital has anounced that it expects to make only 200 job cuts rather than the 300 announced. The 650-bed hospital, which employs 3,500 staff, must make £13.2m savings. The trust also plans to reduce costs by discharging patients 'as soon as clinically possible' and halting the use of agency staff. The job cuts in Bath will follow a restructuring programme which the trust says will make the hospital 'work more effectively'. A statement says it will stop using specialist agency staff from April 2006, and stop using agency employees altogether from May 2006.

Chief Executive Mark Davies said the reduction in job losses had been achieved through the hard work of staff, managers and trade union representatives.


  • 27 July 2006: BBC Website
  • 5 April 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), Royal United Hospital, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63300, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63300.