SCANDAL HOSPITAL AXES 100 MORE WORKERS.Bosses at Scotland's most controversial private hospital are to axe a quarter of their staff.
A hundred of the 433 workers will lose their jobs at Health Care International.
The move comes less than five years after the Tories poured pounds 40million of public cash into the Clydebank hospital.
Top doctors are among those who will lose their jobs, along with managers, secretaries and porters.
Labour health spokesman Malcolm Chisholm Malcolm Chisholm (born 7 March 1949) is a Scottish Labour Party politician, and a former Scottish Executive minister.
Chisholm was educated at George Watson's College and the University of Edinburgh and became an English teacher. He is married with three children. said last night that the move proved the Tories had thrown away taxpayers' cash.
He added: "It would have been better putting the money into the NHS NHS
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Jim Devine James "Jim" Devine (b. May 24 1953, Blackburn, West Lothian) is a Scottish Labour Party politician, the Member of Parliament for Livingston, since holding the seat in the Livingston by-election of September 29, 2005. , of health union Unison, said the cash could have paid for more nurses and new NHS hospital wards.
He said: "We are obviously disappointed when anybody loses their job but we said from the start this was a seriously flawed project.
"We will be writing to Michael Forsyth to demand not another penny of public money is spent on this and that HCI (Human Computer Interaction) Refers to the design and implementation of computer systems that people interact with. It includes desktop systems as well as embedded systems in all kinds of devices. gets no more NHS contracts."
Ian Lang Ian Bruce Lang, Baron Lang of Monkton, PC, (born 27 June 1940) is a Scottish Conservative & Unionist politician.
Educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Cambridge Footlights, he was MP for Galloway from 1979 to 1983 and for Galloway and ploughed more than pounds 37million into HCI when he was Scots Secretary in the early 1990s, but the hospital went bust months after opening in 1994.
It has since limped on after being bought out by Arab businessmen and received a further injection of public cash.
An HCI spokesman said no nurses would go in the job cuts, which will be based in depart- ments which weren't profitable.
The hospital will instead focus on their five most successful specialities, including child heart surgery, cancer services and kidney transplants.
The spokesman said most work would come from foreign patients paying for treatment - but he warned HCI would be "aggres-sively" looking for Looking for
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Chief executive Mike Hall said losing staff was "regrettable", adding: "We have to embrace an often tough and practical business culture."
A Scottish Office The Scottish Office was a department of the United Kingdom Government from 1885 until 1999, exercising a wide range of government functions in relation to Scotland under the control of the Secretary of State for Scotland. spokesman said last night: "It is clearly disappointing that the company has had to take this step.
"But it has stressed its plans to expand the business at Clydebank over the coming years."