Foundation Trust


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Foundation Trust

An NHS (hospital) Trust which has earned autonomy from tight control by central UK Government by having achieved a three-star rating for the quality of care it provides for its service population (the star rating system ended in 2006 and was replaced by annual health checks). Foundation trusts have quasi-autonomy on budgets and services, but are under the NHS aegis and must maintain the same excellent healthcare that earned them the privilege of independence.
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Faiz Foundation Trust trustee Muneeza Hashmi, in a conversation with Dawn, said the foundation was presenting a set of 24 books of Faiz and by other writers on him through the chairman Senate next week to the Gosha-i- Faiz (Faiz Corner) being established at the Senate library.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust both spent over PS3m and Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust spent PS1.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs a number of hospitals including Wansbeck General Hospital andNorth Tyneside General Hospital, recorded 123 cases of patients waiting between 30 minutes and an hour, and 34 cases of patients forced to wait more than an hour.
The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust came out top when it came to parking income, followed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey.
Major organization : BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
David Evans, chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Our vision for Northumbria Foundation Group is very simple - it is about sharing our experiences and the knowledge we have gained, to collaborate with other organisations for the greater good of the NHS as a whole.
A bleak report published by the The National Audit Office (NAO), found that financial positions of NHS trusts and foundation trusts significantly deteriorated in 2014-15, when their deficits stood at PS843 million - up from just PS91 million the previous year.
The trust, which also manages the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby, is applying for NHS Foundation Trust status, having completed a consultation and submitted draft plans to The NHS Trust Development Authority.
But Mid Staffs could be the first foundation trust - a supposed marker of excellence in the health service - to face the same fate.
Also on the list are The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust in West Midlands, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Nottinghams h i r e , Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Kent, and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Staffordshire.
The five trusts - Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust - have been "outliers" on the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) for the two successive years to 2012.
A study carried out for the University of York's Centre for Health Economics (CHE) suggests that though Foundation Trusts perform better against some key financial and non-financial indicators than non-Foundation Trusts, the difference is not attributable to their Foundation Trust status.