Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is a new city-wide Foundation Trust, created in October 2017 following the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.
This new Trust is in charge of nine hospitals, which you can find more about here:
- Manchester Royal Infirmary
- Wythenshawe Hospital
- Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
- Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
- Saint Mary’s Hospital
- University Dental Hospital of Manchester
- Withington Community Hospital
- Trafford General Hospital
- Altrincham Hospital
The reason for merging these two Trusts was to address a number of health inequalities in our region and provide much better, safer, more consistent hospital care that’s fit for the future to benefit people living in the City of Manchester, Trafford, and beyond.
The benefits of creating MFT include:
- Consistently high standards of services at all hospitals
- Better continuity of care wherever patients are treated
- Joined-up patient records and IT systems
- More opportunities to attract and keep the best staff
- Increased opportunities to attract research and funding.
From 1st April 2020 a tenth hospital – North Manchester General Hospital – has taken the first step in joining the MFT group through a Management Agreement.
We have already begun to see a number of benefits emerging, improving the patient and staff experience and you can read more about them in this section.