Oxon Hospitals in Foundation Status Bid

12 October 2012, 12:36 | Updated: 12 October 2012, 12:38

The trust that runs Oxfordshire's hospitals want to know what people think about their plans for more control over their finances.

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), which runs the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and the Horton in Banbury, are working to become a foundation trust during 2013.

It would mean they have more freedom to decide how to run their affairs and deliver services. 

7,000 members are needed to be part of the trust, allowing them a greater say in how the trust is run.

It comes as the OUH continues to make £160 million of cuts over the next 4 years as part of the Government's efficiency drive.

Today is the last day for people to have their say as part of a consultation into the plans.