A North Yorkshire NHS trust is to axe 600 jobs - a third of its workforce - to try to save £10m, staff have heard.
Managers from the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust gave the News
to staff on Wednesday.
Unison regional officer Ray Gray said the redundancies were a "disaster" for health services in the area.
Ian McInnes, the Chief Executive, said the cuts would not affect the A&E department and their main priority was that patient care did not suffer.
It comes off the back of a series of jobs cuts across the NHS in England in recent years as health bosses have struggled to balance the books.