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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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They were 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 Lancs Hospitals NHS Trust.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust spent an average of PS1,885 on each mother and baby's care, including delivery in 2010/11.
. Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which is cutting 682 full-time equivalent posts between 2010 and 2013.
Twelve are NHS foundation trusts, the CQC said, and seven of them, including Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, have been told to make urgent improvements.
WIRRAL Hospital Trust has started a major 12-week public consultation on its proposals to become an NHS Foundation Trust.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs a number of hospitals including Wansbeck General Hospital and North 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.
John Hartigan, Deloitte; Clare Rob-inson, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust; Altaf Kara, Deloitte.
The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said that NHS England's medical director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, estimated earlier this year that 40% of people who turn up at A&E departments do not actually need to be there.
The NHS Tees event - held in conjunction with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) - shared local residents' experiences of health services.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust increased prices 200% from 25p to 75p an hour, and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust 112% to pounds 1.42.
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust - which runs Heartlands and Solihull hospitals - has commissioned market research to consider ways of expanding its "market share".