Foundation trusts come closer to full merger

Full story at HSJ 12 June 2017 

Both boards at Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust and Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust approved the business case at the end of last week.

The trusts have been exploring a “strategic collaboration” since last year and will now progress to developing a full business case including engaging with the public and staff about potential changes. This process could last until the autumn.

Both trusts believe the move will help deliver sustainable clinical services across their hospitals, which are only 11 miles apart and linked by a major A road. The two organisations already have substantial patient flows between them.