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Competition Commission extends decision period

The Competition Commission (CC) was due to publish its final findings on the proposed merger between Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (PHFT) and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCHFT) by 26 August.

This deadline has now been extended by eight weeks to 21 October 2013.

The CC has said it needs more time to consider the benefits of merger, as identified by Poole Hospital and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals.

Details of the CC statement can be found at:

http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/assets/competitioncommission/docs/2013/royal-bournemouth-and-christchurch-poole/130805_rbch_ph_notice_of_extension.pdf

Date: 5 August 2013

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For more information about the Competition Commission and the merger contact the communications team at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 01202 704271 or email communications@rbch.nhs.uk

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