NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - There are more layoffs on the way for Cooley Dickinson Hospitalemployees.
Christina Trinchero, the spokesperson from Cooley DickinsonHospital told 22News that anywhere from 20 to 25 people will belaid off.
She said a more definate number will be released Monday,November 9th.
It's a situation that's already causing protests.
The Registered Nurses Association of Massachusetts will beholding an informational picket at the hospital on Monday, November9th.
But, Cooley Dickinson says these layoffs are a result ofdifficult economic times.
They say they are under pressure to reduce costs.
It's a situation that's causing some residents toquestion how this will affect their quality of care.
22News spoke with Ducile Trowbridge of Amherst who said, "I'mconcerned about the wait time. The level of care, the expertise andI'm concerned about the people being laid off and not havingjobs."
Cooley Dickinson also laid off 81 employees last November. Theysay this year's layoffs are considerably less than last year's.