Foundation Trust Membership
When the L&D and Bedford Hospital merged, the newly formed NHS organisation became a Foundation Trust (FT). This means that the Trust has some independence from the Department of Health. One considerable advantage is that it can reinvest any profits directly back into patient care at the two hospital sites.
As an FT, we need a membership that reflects the population in which the two hospitals serve.
FT members have a say in how the hospitals are run, how healthcare is provided to patients and can voice their concerns or make suggestions about future plans. As a member, you can decide how involved you would like to be come. You can receive updates on developments, attend events and medical lectures or if you want to get more involved you can stand for election as a Governor. FT members vote in the Governors who then hold the Trust Board to account.
Membership is FREE and as a member you can help shape the future of your local hospital. Please sign up, or to find out more please call 01582 718333.