The Foundation Trust

An NHS organisation with Foundation Trust status provides greater opportunities for people, patients and staff who have a genuine interest in the Trust to have more of a say about the way in which services are provided. Foundation Trust status is only awarded to hospitals who have shown they demonstrate the highest clinical standards, quality leadership and a great record of patient responsiveness and safety. 

Our Foundation Trust status means we operate independently of central Government controls and this gives us the ability to take our own decisions so we can respond directly to local needs, designing services to meet them and, if necessary, borrowing and raising money to fund them. Strategic decision-making can be made quickly by a Trust Board who are focused solely on North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. 

As a Foundation Trust, we follows all the same national guidelines, targets, standards and principles.