WORKFORCE: The foundation trust has set itself a target of reducing headcount by 200 whole time equivalent posts each year until 2014, its three year plan shows.

It aims to reduce its pay bill over the same period from £174.8m in 2010-11 to £166.7m in 2013-14.

As part of the reduction, the trust’s management structure will be “renewed to ensure the senior and middle management and clinical leadership are fit for purpose”.

The trust lists “potential disruption and distraction” as a risk of the change.

The plan anticipates that the foundation’s total operating income will fall from £268.4m in 2010-11 to £256.2m in 

Aintree, which became a single site trust last year when Walton Hospital was sold to Mersey Care, said it was implementing a capital programme aimed at improving emergency care, its fracture clinic, critical care and cardiology services.

The trust will also explore partnership opportunities with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust to reduce duplication where “the service could be provided more economically on one site”.