North Manchester General Hospital has formally joined Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust today, 1st April 2021.
It means the final stage of the long-held ambition to provide a Single Hospital Service for patients in the City of Manchester and Trafford has been successfully completed.
Sir Michael Deegan CBE, Group Chief Executive of MFT, said: “Today marks a significant milestone in our five-year journey and is the final step in creating a Single Hospital Service for the people of Manchester and Trafford.
“Welcoming NMGH into the MFT Group is a tremendous achievement, and I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard to deliver this ambitious plan while continuing to care for patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our priority for today, as always, is to maintain patient safety by ensuring services at NMGH continue to run smoothly. There will be no immediate changes to the way services are provided, and patients will continue to receive care from the same staff in the same locations.”
Kathy Cowell OBE DL, Group Chairman of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, added: “As part of MFT, NMGH will continue to play a key role in developing and extending the excellent services it provides to the local community. NMGH has a strong legacy and together we can ensure it has an outstanding future as part of the MFT family.”
Last month, Manchester City Council Executive endorsed plans to transform the North Manchester Hospital site to create a new sustainable health campus located at the heart of its community.
The NMGH redevelopment is one of 40 hospital rebuilding projects identified to receive funding under the government’s New Hospitals Programme for England. It has already been allocated £60m for site preparation work.