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

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 April 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has said it expects around 400 jobs will go as it attempts to wipe out a £2m monthly overspend. The trust announced the cuts as part of a two-year plan aimed at eliminating its £41.2m debt.

Chief executive of the trust, Gary Walker, said: 'Our focus will be on retaining essential skills and minimising job losses.'

Mr Walker added: 'We have already reduced our monthly overspend from £3.2m a month to around £2m but we need to break even monthly and as soon as possible.No stone has gone or will go unturned in our efforts to drive out inefficiency and waste.'



Eurofound (2006), Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63303, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63303.