Northamptonshire medics laid-off through redundancy were replaced within weeks The two full-time Band Six podiatrists lost their jobs last April as part of a shake-up of the service by bosses at NHS Northamptonshire Healthcare (NHFT).
Unknown to the two staff members, NHS was bidding for funding to keep them in post.
And it has now emerged that weeks after they were given their notice, the funding was granted and their roles were re-advertised.
The news came as a Freedom of Information request showed that in 2011/12, redundancy costs totalled £2.8m followed by £5.5 million the following year. Northampton Chronicle and Echo