Job cuts at Mid Yorkshire

ALMOST 180 jobs could be lost at cash-strapped Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

Thursday, 3rd May 2012, 2:18 pm

Bosses at the trust, which runs hospitals in Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury, are planning a round of job cuts to slash £24m from the budget to balance the books this year.

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An internal memo seen by the Express says between up to 178 posts could go in total.

The job cuts are among a range of measures including reduced working hours, unpaid leave and possible outsourcing of services to save cash at Mid Yorkshire.

The trust has begun a 90-day consultation with its staff over the plans.