A new, city-wide hospital Trust was created on 1st October 2017, to provide better, safer, more consistent care for patients in the City of Manchester, Trafford, and the wider communities using its services.
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) brings together all hospitals previously part of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust to create one new organisation.
The hospitals included are: Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital, The University Dental Hospital, Altrincham Hospital, Trafford General Hospital, Wythenshawe Hospital, and Withington Community Hospital.
The merger between the two Trusts was approved by the Competition and Markets Authority who stated the merger would lead to substantial benefits for patients including those at risk of heart attacks or strokes and those needing vascular surgery or kidney stone removal. Patients will benefit significantly from the creation of a new, city-wide hospital Trust through:
- Better continuity of care wherever they are treated
- Consistently high standards of services at all hospitals
- Stronger teams sharing specialised skills 24/7
- Attracting and keeping the best staff
- More joined up patient record and clinical systems
- Less duplication and waste across sites
- Increased opportunities to attract research funding
Work will now begin to integrate North Manchester General Hospital into the new Trust in around 12-18 months’ time.
Watch this video to find out more about the vision for the new city-wide Trust and benefits. MFT has a new website and social media accounts at www.mft.nhs.uk, Twitter ‘@MFTNHS’ and Facebook at ‘Manchester University NHS FT’.