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Hospital merger on the cards?

The Boards of Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are undertaking a joint exercise to investigate whether there could be benefits of a closer working partnership between the two hospital trusts.

The objective of the exercise will be to discover how improvements can be made to care across East Berkshire and surrounding areas. Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be the lead partner in the analysis with full co-operation from Heatherwood & Wexham Park NHS Foundation Trust Hospital.

After an initial assessment, a decision will be made as to whether Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will fully investigate the effect of a potential acquisition. If the initial assessment does not indicate significant benefits, no further work will be undertaken.