NHS JOBS CRISIS WORSENS

PUBLISHED: 15:50 06 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:14 06 May 2010

THE jobs crisis in the health service worsened recently when a leading Trust confirmed plans to axe 600 jobs in a bid to save £33 million. Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals said the plans aimed to fit health services to the level of funding available to avoid ov

THE jobs crisis in the health service worsened recently when a leading Trust confirmed plans to axe 600 jobs in a bid to save £33 million.

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals said the plans aimed to fit health services to the level of funding available to avoid overspending at the end of the year.

The Trust, which has four hospitals in Oxford and Banbury, said it could not rule out compulsory redundancies, although it currently had 600 vacancies.

Campaign group Health Emergency said more than 15,000 health jobs had now been axed across the country and warned that the number could double by the end of the summer.

"This announcement nails the Government lie that the NHS crisis is restricted to just a few hospitals," said head of campaigns Geoff Martin.

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