Our vision for the future is Better Care Together: high quality core services and enhanced specialist services for our patients. We have been developing our vision and plans for integration with Dartford and Gravesham Trust, the trust that runs Darent Valley Hospital, since early 2011.
In February 2013, following the announcement that Medway NHS Foundation Trust is one of fourteen trusts subject to a National Commissioning Board (NCB) review of Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMR), our Trust Board requested a temporary pause in the Monitor assessment process of the integration. We recognise that we need time and space to fully focus on the NCB review and to ensure that integration with Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is based on solid foundations. When the structure of the NCB review is clearer, we will be better able to estimate a timescale for resuming the Monitor process, but it will not be before June 2013.
Please explore these webpages to find out more about our plans for integration, why we are working to become one organisation and what our Better Care Together vision means. We regularly post updates on our progress, so take a look at the updates tab to see how we’re getting on.