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About the Trust

Together

Stronger Together - Our vision to become one Trust

We recently announced that the Boards of South Tyneside and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundations Trusts have agreed to explore a merger.

Through our work together so far, we have made great progress in delivering our joint vision to provide high quality services, and deliver sustainable hospital and community health services for many future generations to come. Having worked together for over two years, the Boards of both organisations believe very strongly that now is the right time to formally merge our two Trusts so that we can further accelerate the pace of positive change and deliver more quality improvements for the benefit of both our patients and staff.

We now need to develop and submit a full business case by December 2018 and as part of this we want to include your feedback.

Following this and subject to approval from NHS Improvement, our new Trust could come into operation from April 2019.

We are committed to ensuring that the process of any potential merger is transparent and reflects the views of colleagues, patients, the public and our stakeholders. Please read the information below about our ambition to become One Trust and the many ways that you can share your views.

We need feedback by Friday 28 September 2018 so that we can ensure this is considered as part of our full business case submission to NHS Improvement.