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Norfolk Mental Health Trust Welcome's Monitors Decision

The Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Trust is pleased that Monitor’s Board has
reached the conclusion that the merger with Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust may proceed.

The Trust will now work with Monitor to understand the detail of the proposed remedies
Chief Executive Aidan Thomas said: “We believe that the merger is of real benefit to patients and taxpayers in Norfolk and Suffolk, and we’re pleased that Monitor found that the merger would be in patients’ interests, especially in terms of quality and safety.

“I would personally like to thank our service users, staff, members of the public and
commissioners for their continued support.

“The Trust will now consider the remedies put forward by Monitor and will make a decision as a Board in late October.

“In the meantime the Trust is pleased to say the merger looks likely as the Trust continues to work with Monitor on the remedies.

“We look forward to a positive outcome from any further discussions.”​