Notice

Merger of pathology services of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals

Review of a proposed merger of pathology services in the north west of England.

Documents

Notice of acceptance

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Report on the proposed merger of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s pathology activities

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Monitor has reviewed the proposed merger of the pathology activities of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The purpose of the review was to advise the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) on the expected impact of the merger on patients by assessing its effect on choice and competition.

This report sets out our advice to the NHS TDA and the assessment that supports our advice.