The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH) is one of 151 foundation trusts in England. One of the things that is unique to foundation trusts is membership; at ROH we have a membership made up of local people, patients and staff. Being a foundation trust member is important to us and you. It gives you a say in how our Trust is run and gives us more ideas and feedback to better support our patients and visitors in future.
We count on our members for feedback, local knowledge, fundraising and support. Members also vote on electing Governors who represent their interests.
In return, you have the chance to find out more about The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and get involved in activities to help improve the services we offer.
Foundation trusts are a different type of NHS organisation with a stronger local influence. Foundation trust hospitals are still part of the NHS and will continue to treat patients according to NHS principles of free healthcare according to need, not the ability to pay. Being a foundation trust means that ROH is better able to provide and manage its services to meet the needs and priorities of the local community, as the Trust is free from central Government control. Foundation trusts are different from standard NHS trusts in three important ways. They:
Find out more about Foundation Trusts at www.gov.uk