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Derby Teaching Hospitals bids to partner Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Published 22/01/2016

Derby Teaching Hospitals - the region’s only acute hospital trust to be rated ‘good’ by the CQC - is bidding to form a partnership with Sherwood Forest Hospitals to help bring the Mansfield based trust out of special measures. 

Derby Teaching Hospitals is bidding to become a long-term partner, to provide leadership and support to improve care for patients at King’s Mill Hospital, Newark Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital and Ashfield Health Village. 

“Over the past five years we have established many partnerships with other hospitals’ across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and East Staffordshire. We are already providing some valuable support to Sherwood Forest Hospitals and we are keen to extend this to benefit staff and patients in the longer term” said Derby Teaching Hospitals Interim Chief Executive Helen Scott-South.

“Building on our strong track record, our excellent reputation and the ‘Good’ CQC rating Derby has achieved, we believe that we can use our expertise to help move Sherwood Forest out of special measures. We can bring the best of both organisations together by sharing good practice, as well as clinical and operational leadership, in order to provide the best patient care for our local communities.” 

The Derby Trust, which runs the Royal Derby and London Road hospitals, remains fully committed to maintaining its focus on delivering high quality patient care across its existing services. 

Sherwood Forest Hospitals, and its national regulator Monitor, are looking for a long term partner to enable it to provide consistently safe, high quality and financially sustainable services for local people.

Last Modified 16/02/2016