Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Devon; Plymouth
Location of affected unit(s)
Derriford Hospital
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
3 August 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, part of the Plymouth Hospitals NHS [National Health Service] Trust, is to cut 400 jobs. Up to 100 compulsory redundancies are possible. Hospital managers said that more day cases meant fewer patients needed to stay in overnight. Managers added that they hoped to limit compulsory redundancies, and that most jobs would go by not filling vacancies. But unions said that staff were 'very concerned' about cuts.

Iain Andrews of the union Unison said: 'The trouble is that we don't know where they're going to be.'

'Management are still discussing the conditions, but our members are out there wondering if it's going to be them in the firing.'


  • 3 August 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63864, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63864.