Pennine Acute Trust probes manager's redundancy blunder
A hospital trust in Greater Manchester has apologised to 240 radiology staff after a junior manager wrongly told them their jobs were at risk.
The manager at Pennine Acute NHS Trust told staff that at least a quarter of them would be made redundant.
The trust, which has to save £45m over the next year, said the manager did not have permission from bosses to make this statement.
It added that management hoped to avoid compulsory redundancies.
A trust statement said: "We are obviously very disappointed and regret this has happened, and most importantly, we wish to apologise to the staff who attended these meetings for the anxiety and upset this has caused.
"There is no truth in the statement that staff will have to reapply for their own jobs on an annual basis."
The statement added: "There are no proposals for disinvestment or job reductions in our radiology services."
It also said that a trust investigation is taking place.