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EDP: Mental health trust warns of more jobs cuts in Norfolk and Suffolk as part of plans to make £44m more savings

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Campaigners have pledged to lobby Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) board of directors meeting today over a new plan, which says that extra savings of £44m would need to be found by 2019, if there is no major increase in mental health funding.

Members of the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk will be protesting outside the meeting at the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham about the proposed cuts.

A spokesman for the campaign said: “The plan doesn’t address the beds or community crises, and proposes more chaotic organisational changes. The plan also appears to have a massive black hole of millions of pounds of unidentified cost savings.”

Read Adam Gretton’s full story by clicking on the image below. We will be live tweeting from the Board meeting today. Follow our reports @NSFTCrisis and #swaffham on Twitter.

EDP Mental health trust warns of more jobs cuts in Norfolk and Suffolk as part of plans to make £44m more savings

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  1. m says:

    So, let me get this straight.  The trust spends £7.5 million on redundancies as part of its ‘Radical Redesign’ and 400 staff (approx.),  leave the trust.  They then spend a fortune getting temporary staff in to cover 500 vacancies, and announce a recruitment campaign to get 300 or so more staff especially from Eire and Portugal.  Now, two months later, they announce, in their ‘Five Year Rescue Plan’,  they have to shed 200 more staff by 2019 to save £44 million. Is anyone actually in control of the Trust. Or do they just have some kind of ‘wheel of ill fortune’ they spin every month to decide whether they close beds, pay redundancies, pay for out of area beds,  recruit more staff, or do nothing.? Can anyone imagine the boardroom at a large company such as Tesco’s, Argos, House of Fraser, M+S etc with this type of ‘management’. Its a farce.

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