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

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 July 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Less than 12 months after cutting 100 jobs, Scarborough and North East Yorkshire National Health Service (NHS) trust has revealed plans to cut a further 600 jobs, a third of its workforce, at two Yorkshire hospitals. The trust, which runs hospitals in Scarborough and Bridlington, plans to close wards and reduce non-clinical support services to save £15m.

Union officials said the cuts will have a 'devastating' impact on patients.

The trust's chief executive, Iain McInnes, said the trust needed to work 'more efficiently, with fewer positions'. Mr McInnes said the trust would try to scrap posts by reducing the amount it spends on temporary staff and through natural turnover and redeployment.

Senior consultants at the hospitals have branded the plans 'ill considered' and warned its effects would be disastrous for patients and the wider community.

The trust was established in 1992 and covers one of the largest geographical areas in England.


  • 25 July 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65640, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65640.