This is a very exciting time to work in Manchester.
Our plans to create a new Single Hospital Service (SHS) are progressing and this will provide much better, safer, more consistent hospital care that's fit for the future for people living in the City of Manchester, Trafford, and beyond.
We are changing the way we deliver care to address a number of health inequalities in our region. For example:
- Two people with the same condition, living within miles of each other, can have a different chance of survival depending on when and where they use hospital services.
- Appointment waiting times vary dramatically depending on which hospital a patient attends and what they are being treated for.
Creating a Single Hospital Service will allow us to build an organisation that is fit and sustainable for the future in light of rising demand on services, staff shortages and significant money pressures.
It will also bring opportunities for us to grow our research, education and investment into our region, and attract highly skilled staff. All of this will not only benefit people living in the City of Manchester and Trafford, it will benefit patients from across Greater Manchester who use our hospitals and services in community locations.
To achieve all of this, firstly, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals. Then, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.
This is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity for all. These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and the quality of life for the people of Manchester.
It truly is a great time to join our new Trust and I look forward to receiving your application.
Executive Director of HR