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Foundation trust to seek merger to avoid ‘patient safety risks’

A mental health trust is preparing to seek a merger or acquisition by another provider in a bid to address its financial challenges, HSJ has learned. 

In a message to staff, North West Boroughs Healthcare Foundation Trust said growing financial pressures were “likely to put the quality and safety of patients at risk”.

It said various options were discussed by governors and the trust board at a meeting yesterday, and it was agreed to pursue a “merger or acquisition of the whole organisation with one or more provider trusts”.

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Source: HSJ, 12 September


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