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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Our Foundation Trust Bid

Welcome from our Chairman and Chief Executive

Your Hospitals Need YOU

As the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals move towards becoming a Foundation Trust (FT), we want local people to sign up for FREE membership of our Trust.

By becoming a Member, you show your support for our efforts to provide the best possible hospital services for local people. We are delighted to have exceeded our target and over 6,400 people have already signed up as Members.

However, we are continuing to actively recruit so please sign up today!

In return we promise to keep you up to date with all the exciting developments we have planned for the future.

We will also offer you opportunities to have your say in how our services are developed and delivered.

And, through our new Council of Governors, we will give the people of Worcestershire the chance to have real influence on the way our Trust is governed. Get involved and have a voice!

If what we do matters to you then PLEASE read on - and sign up for Membership today.

What is a Foundation Trust - and Why Do We Want to Be One?

As a Foundation Trust we would still be part of the NHS and we would continue with our efforts to provide excellent services from our three hospitals for patients from across Worcestershire and further afield.

But becoming an FT would give us greater freedom and flexibility to respond to the healthcare needs of local people.

Through Public Membership and our Council of Governors (with its majority of Public Governors elected by Public Members) we would also have new opportunities to hear from local people about what they think we are doing well - and areas where they think there is a need for change and improvement.

It's crucial to our future success as a Foundation Trust that we have a thriving public membership which is truly representative of all parts of our local community.

Membership is free and as a Member YOU choose how active you wish to be.

Anyone aged 16 or over who lives in Worcestershire and a number of neighbouring areas is welcome to join - apart from members of our own staff who will be part of a separate membership scheme. (If you work for another NHS organisation either in Worcestershire or elsewhere you are welcome to become a Public Member).

Would you like to find out more?

More Information is available from this website (see the links opposite)

We are always happy to meet with local people to talk in more detail about our plans. If you would like to invite someone from the Trust to talk to your club, society, organisation or business about the future of your local hospitals please contact us.

Email: ftmembership.ftoffice@worcsacute.nhs.uk