WORKFORCE: One member of staff was made compulsorily redundant following the closure of a ward at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, according to board papers.

The Jubilee ward provided inpatient community care and rehabilitation. It could take a maximum of 28 beds but was staffed for 15 patients.

However, occupancy was generally 12 patients or less, and the service ran at a loss of £500,000 per year. It was closed at the end of 2011.

Latest board papers said: “Following the closure of Jubilee Ward, of the 29 staff affected, 21 were internally redeployed, one retired, three resigned having obtained a post elsewhere, three took voluntary redundancy and one was a compulsory redundancy.”

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