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Medway council agrees to health service funding cuts

21 January 2016
by Chris Hunter

Medway councillors tonight approved tens of thousands of pounds worth of cuts to health services to cope with a £1.4m reduction in public health funding.

Among the services set to take the biggest hit are substance misuse services, which will have annual funding cut by £151,854, and sexual health services, which will take a £187,000 cut. 

About £130,000 will be slashed from resources supporting those trying to stop smoking, and £90,000 from the budget for health visits to newborn babies and mothers.

Council finances are set to dominate discussion at Medway's full council meeting tonight

Council finances are set to dominate discussion at Medway's full council meeting tonight

Staffing cuts amounting to 5.5 positions will make up a further £200,000 saving, and further savings would be made from contract "efficiencies".

Consultation on the measures will now begin with staff.

 

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