MCFT and NWBH provide very similar services, as per the table below.

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We think there will be significant benefits to patients, such as:

  • Improvements to patient safety and service effectiveness

  • Reduction in clinical variation, better continuity of care and an increased ability to provide out of hours care

  • Better access to beds due to ability to combine beds & restructure bed provision

  • Ability to centralise of knowledge, leadership and expertise

  • Greater capacity to address system-wide issues

Following the transaction, Mersey Care will aim to review all clinical services from a number of perspectives, including adequacy of services against demand and deprivation. If necessary, Mersey Care will adjust provision of services to meet demand and higher levels of social deprivation.