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Membership Single Hospital Service (SHS) Briefing Sessions

We are creating a new, city-wide hospital Trust which will provide much better, safer, more consistent hospital care that's fit for the future for people living in the City of Manchester, Trafford, and beyond.

We need to change the way we deliver care to address a number of health inequalities in our region. For example:

  • Two people with the same condition, living within miles of each other, can have a different chance of survival depending on when and where they use hospital services.
  • Appointment waiting times vary dramatically depending on which hospital a patient attends and what they are being treated for.

Creating a Single Hospital Service (SHS) will allow us to build an organisation that is fit and sustainable for the future in light of rising demand on services, staff shortages and significant money pressures.

It will also bring opportunities for us to grow our research, education and investment into our region, and attract highly skilled staff. All of this will not only benefit people living in the City of Manchester and Trafford, it will benefit patients from across Greater Manchester who use our hospitals.  Please visit our 'About the Manchester Single Hospital Service Plans' for further details.

How you can find out more

We are holding two briefing sessions for members (also open to the public) to find out more about our plans to bring our hospitals together to provide single services for patients. These are being held on:




Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

4.00pm - 5.30pm

Conference Rooms 1&2  

Citylabs, Nelson Street, Manchester M13 9NQ

(adjacent to the Grafton Street car park on the CMFT site)


Citylabs - Location Map


Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Members Lounge & Longroom

Trafford Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford,

Talbot Road, Stretford, Old Trafford M16 0PX


Old Trafford Cricket Club - Location Map



If you would like to attend one of these, please email ft.enquiries@cmft.nhs.uk or telephone 0161 276 4841.

Annual Members' Meeting 2017

Our Annual Members' Meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 27th September 2017 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
in the Post-Graduate Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary,
M13 9WL

These meetings are open to both our members (staff and public) and the general public and we would be delighted if you could join us. More information, including the theme and agenda, will be available nearer the time.

Directions and Travel

Members have a range of travel options, including by bus, train, tram, car and using our Park and Ride scheme. Full detail of travel options are on our website at this link:


The Multi-Storey Car Park on Grafton Street is the nearest car park to the Post-Graduate Centre and has disabled parking bays.  For disabled badge holders, if there are no vacant disabled bays it is permissible to park in any available car parking space without charge.


Council of Governors' Meetings

Our Council of Governors' Meetings usually take place three times a year and are open to the public and staff.   

Council of Governors - Remaining 2017 Meeting Date

 Please note that the meeting scheduled for 18th October 2017 has been suspended pending the outcome of the Single Hospital Service (SHS) Programme


2017 - Council of Governors' Meetings Held:

5th July 2017


1st March 2017