A union is staging a demonstration against a hospital trust’s plans to make cuts of around £30 million.

The GMB has organised the protest in alliance with Defend the NHS Brighton, which is campaigning to protect NHS services in the county.

The move comes after new Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Matthew Kershaw, pictured, said redundancies could not be ruled out as the trust tried to find ways to make the necessary savings.

Mr Kershaw told The Argus earlier this week that while it was unlikely that staffing would not be affected, the trust hoped to save millions through other methods, such as turning off lights and computers when not in use.

The GMB has warned it will take all necessary measures, including balloting union members for industrial action, in response to any cuts made or job losses.

The demonstration will take place outside Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton on April 6 at 11am.

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