Dorset hospitals merger plan board chosen

The proposed merger of two Dorset hospital trusts has moved forward with the selection of a board of directors.

The merger of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is yet to be approved.

But the selection of 15 people to lead the new organisation will form part of a business plan which is being put together to support the proposal.

There are no plans to close hospitals or change clinical services.

A board spokesman said the merger was in the best interests of staff and patients in east Dorset and it would enable the hospitals to create centres of excellence.

A public consultation on the alliance ended in April.

Both trusts will remain separate entities until the merger is authorised.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Dorset



16 °C 14 °C


  • PlanesTest of nerve

    WW1 fighter pilots who navigated using a school atlas

  • Pauline Borghese What the butler saw

    Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

  • A baby holds an adult's fingerSmall Data

    The time when the average age of death was zero

  • League of LegendsBattle for glory

    On the ground at League of Legends World Championship's final

  • Vinyl record pressing in AustraliaVinyl vibe

    Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.