The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford has announced cuts are to take place across the organisation, with an estimated 30 jobs lost as a result.The hospital is in talks to discuss options moving forward and is liaising with staff members who could potentially lose their jobs.
The budget cuts will take effect from April and current plans have revealed up to 100 job losses could take place, 30 of them being direct job cuts resulting in employee redundancies. The number of bank and agency staff being employed will also be reduced. However, the hospital employs over 3000 staff with the NHS, and the majority of jobs will not be affected by the budget cut plans.
It has been a tough few years for the NHS since the recession hit. They have seen budget cuts allround for a number of years now. NHS employees are the biggest cost for the organisation, but they are also the most important aspect to the company; without their staff the NHS would cease to exist.
Fears are that if staff numbers are reduced, the quality of care given to NHS patients will suffer as there simply won’t be enough staff on hand to carry out the necessary jobs properly. All options must be considered for reducing company costs whilst maintaining a high standard of care for patients.