Hospital plans 45 layoffs as part of sale - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Hospital plans 45 layoffs as part of sale

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NEW LONDON, CT (AP) -

Forty-five employees of Westerly Hospital have received layoff notices in advance of the building's sale to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.

The Day of New London reports the positions are mostly in the hospital's business office, which is being consolidated at the larger hospital in New London.

Lawrence & Memorial spokesman Mike O'Farrell says About 30 of the workers are non-union employees. The other 15 are unionized support staff.

O'Farrell says the termination decisions were made jointly by L+M and attorney Mark Russo, who has served as special master for Westerly Hospital while it has been in receivership.

The hospital also sent out about 600 letters to staff at Westerly Hospital this week, offering those employees jobs once the sale is complete.

The closing is scheduled for May 30.

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