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

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 May 2009


Another 200 NHS jobs are to be lost as an overspent health trust in West Sussex tries to balance its books. Staff at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester were told on Wednesday that 10% of the workforce would go over the next three years. The Royal West Sussex NHS Trust said it would try to keep redundancies to a minimum but some may be necessary if other jobs cannot be found for staff. The trust has overspent by a total of £40m and had a £14m deficit last year.


  • 3 May 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), St Richard's Hospital, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63452, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63452.