Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Bedfordshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Bedford Hospital
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

200 - 300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 August 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Bedford Hospital NHS [National Health Service] Trust has revealed plans to axe up to 200 jobs in a bid to reduce a deficit of nearly £12m. Bedford Hospital said they had reduced costs in a number of areas, including not filling vacancies. But further action was now needed. Unions believe that more than 300 posts could be lost. In a statement, the trust's chief executive Jean O'Callaghan said the plans would be presented to the board before a final decision was made. A consultation with the staff would take place and unions were involved in the process, she added.


  • 3 August 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63863, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63863.