More troubles at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

After recent financial woes at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital,  the Primary Care Trust has announced plans to cut up to 100 jobs in an attempt to save £10m this year. Staff at the hospital which is facing spiralling debts of £100m will be made redundant or redeployed to other posts

Amongst other proposed savings are the closure of the hospital's Hippos Day Care children's unit, which has seven beds, and axing six posts on the ward, putting five nurses at risk of redundancy and closing six beds on the stroke unit in July to save £75,000, plus a further 19 bed closures between May and October.

Local Tory Council Candidate Robert Dougans commented, “Local residents in Greenwich tell us that they are appalled that this hospital opened in 2001 should be so debt laden. It’s time Labour stopped providing us with endless propaganda and spin and put our hospital on a sound financial footing.”