The North Bay Hospital says it's cutting jobs to help balance its budget.

In total, 55-full-time jobs will be eliminated, as well as 20-part time. Of the 75 jobs being cut, 26 are currently vacant.

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A total of eight mental health beds are also being eliminated.

An additional 25 non-union jobs have been cut this current year, the hospital reported.

To help compensate for the loss of staff and beds, the hospital said it's working to increase community and outpatient services, reducing the need for hospitalization.