Welcome to todays edition of The Breaker! We are leading with the potential merger of the Poole Hospital foundation trust and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals foundation trusts. If this goes ahead, it could lead to better patient care and decreased waiting times. And councillor Rev Charles Meachin is hoping that he'll be able to get his knee operation completed sooner!
A councillor on the health and social care committee said the Dorset hospital merge “is not a big deal” and patients will benefit. A 12-week public consultation period started on the 1st February. The public will be consulted on the potential merger between the Poole Hospital foundation trust and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals foundation trusts.