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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Merger


6:24am 2nd July 2012

On Sunday (1-7-12), York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust acquired Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, signalling the start of a new era of healthcare for the residents and visitors of North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Coast.

Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust will cease to exist as an organisation as it – and its 2,500 staff members - become part of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The single organisation will employ over 8,500 staff working across ten hospital sites and in the community.

To welcome staff to the new organisation, Chief Executive Patrick Crowley will visit all hospital sites during the first week, to meet staff and to personally hand out welcome packs.

Patrick explained:

“Reaching the acquisition date is a momentous occasion as no two acute trusts 45 miles apart have ever merged – what we have achieved here today is a first.

“It is therefore important to recognise the efforts of many of our staff in bringing our two organisations together. I’m looking forward to welcoming staff from Scarborough Trust into our organisation, and to hearing their ideas about how we can continue to provide the very best services for our patients.

“In many respects 1 July marks the beginning rather than the end of the process, and it is now that much of the detailed work must be undertaken to integrate the two organisations and ensure we’re all working towards bringing the best out of the new Trust and making sure we’re offering the very best services that our patients deserve.

“We are optimistic that becoming one organisation will enable us to meet future challenges and ensure the continuation of high quality, safe and sustainable services across North Yorkshire."

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