Cumbria health trusts to merge in October?

Date: Friday 1st February 2019

CUMBRIA Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) are set to merge to form a single organisation later this year in a move designed to improve the experience of patients and staff living in north Cumbria and beyond.

The trusts have already joined up some care they provide to patients and the way it is delivered behind the scenes over the last year, which they say is already proving to be better for patients as well as being a more cost effective way of working.

Now the trusts are proposing to formally merge into a single organisation to fully join up how they work, creating even more benefits for patients and staff and securing the long-term future of health and care services.

They plan to talk to staff, governors and the wider community about the proposals. The merger will be subject to the development of a full business case and approval by the regulator NHS Improvement with a view to it taking place on 1st October, 2019.