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.

Stronger Together summary document, FAQs and feedback boxes

Read our summary strategic ambition document and FAQs and ook out for our ‘Stronger Together’ feedback boxes and information stands which will be out and about over the summer across our sites allowing you to submit your views.

Complete our survey

Click on the link to complete our online survey

Email us

Email your feedback to:

Write to us

Write to us at:

Stronger Together, c/o Chief Executive's Office, Harton Wing, South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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