It has now been announced that both Trusts will be working towards 1 April 2020 to merge officially. The principle supporting the merger is that it will be a clinically led integration and the coming together of teams and one management structure will take time and follow due process process. On 1 April 2020 there will be one Trust Board and a change of the Trust name to Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A series of Stakeholder/Public Briefing sessions are planned for early December to create opportunities for the Executive Teams to update you on the progress of the merger and more importantly for you to ask any questions you might have. Full details of these sessions will be confirmed in the next Stakeholder Newsletter in November.

More information can be read in the Stakeholder October Newsletter.