Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; North Yorkshire; North Yorkshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A struggling NHS [National Health Service] trust in North Yorkshire is considering closing two wards and axing up to 100 jobs in a bid to save money, it has emerged. Last year, the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust overspent by £7m. This was followed by a review of the Trust's operating procedures, after the Audit Commission concluded that inadequate leadership and ineffective management were the cause of one of the worst deficits in the NHS nationally. The review that was taken identified the possibility of ward closures and job cuts, although the trust board has yet to take a firm decision.


  • 15 September 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64084, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64084.