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NHS Hospital Foundation Trusts

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which applications for NHS Hospital Foundation Trust status have been deferred from the initial date for consideration. (257454)

The decision to authorise an NHS foundation trust (NHS FT) is made by the Board of Monitor. An authorisation decision may be deferred if the issues preventing a successful application are likely to be resolved or addressed within a reasonable period of time.

I am informed by the chairman of Monitor (the statutory name of which is the independent regulator of NHS FTs) that a total of 19 applications for NHS FT status have been deferred, of which 13 were subsequently authorised, three are currently under assessment, two have withdrawn and one is awaiting reactivation.

Trust

Deferred

Proposed authorisation date

Current Status

Subsequent authorisation date, if authorised

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

April 2005

Authorised

August 2006

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

June 2007

Authorised

July 2008

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

July 2004

Authorised

August 2006

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

August 2006

Authorised

October 2006

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Deferred

October 2008

Awaiting reactivation

The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

July 2007

Authorised

October 2008

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

April 2005

Authorised

June 2006

Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

August 2006

Authorised

June 2007

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

July 2004

Authorised

December 2006

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

November 2007

Authorised

April 2008

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

April 2005

Authorised

June 2006

North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Deferred

May 2006

Withdrawn

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Deferred

November 2007

Under assessment

Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust

Deferred

July 2007

Withdrawn

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

April 2004

Authorised

June 2005

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

August 2007

Authorised

August 2008

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Deferred

January 2005

Authorised

June 2006

West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust

Deferred

January 2005

Under assessment