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NHS Foundation Trusts

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of NHS (a) acute and (b) mental health trusts have become NHS foundation trusts. (245743)

There are 225 acute and mental health trusts that are eligible to become NHS foundation trusts. The following table gives the information requested.

NHS foundation trusts

NHS trusts

Total

Percentage of NHS foundation trusts

Acute

82

87

169

48.5

Mental health

31

25

56

55.4

Total

113

112

225

50.2