Competition Commission decides against NHS hospital merger

The Competition Commission (CC) has announced that it is prohibiting the merger between the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

In a summary of its final report, the CC has confirmed that the merger would damage patients’ interests by eliminating competition and choice.

In a statement released by the CC, it said it had looked ‘in detail’ at the proposals set out by the two trusts, taking full account of advice from Monitor to the Office of Fair Trading and the views of local commissioners…

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