|NHS Hospital Boards continue to explore Merger Potential|
|Written by Communications Team|
Discussions about a possible merger of
In their first meeting to review detailed investigations into the practicalities of the merger since plans were first announced in July, both Boards felt that potentially there were compelling clinical benefits to be gained from combining the two trusts. Before an official merger proposal can made by the Boards however, further work is essential to test the robustness of all the complexities around the merger.
Since July, both Trusts have been conducting due diligence enquiries, evaluating the strategic rationale, holding discussions with clinical leaders and stakeholders, and preparing a preliminary business case and integration plan for a merger. Sir Any proposal to merge the two organisations would be subject to public consultation after both Trusts have made a decision to proceed further.
Any proposal to merge the two organisations would be subject to public consultation after both Trusts have made a decision to proceed further.