Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Tees Valley and Durham;
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

5,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


More than 5,000 workers from five County Durham hospitals have been asked if they want to leave their jobs. One of the hospitals is Bishop Auckland Hospital, recently dogged by controversy with ward closures and cuts in services. The Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said the move was part of a constant review. The other four hospitals operating under the trust are the University Hospital of North Durham, Darlington Memorial Hospital and two community hospitals in Chester-le-Street and Shotley Bridge.The Durham and Darlington trust would not say how many staff they expect to apply or whether compulsory job losses would eventually be considered.


  • 31 May 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65444, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65444.