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.”
The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust board papers (attached, right)
17 January 2012