The merger of nine hospitals into a new ‘super-trust’ has taken a step closer – after the government’s competitions regulator began its assessment of the plan. It would see Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the University Dental Hospital and St Mary’s, Withington, Wythenshawe, Altrincham and Trafford General hospitals all run by one organisation.
Health chiefs are intending to complete the first stage of the merger, which doesn’t include North Manchester, by next autumn. North Manchester would follow around a year to 18 months later.
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