News story: Derby and Burton hospital trust merger cleared by CMA

first_imgThe Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the merger between Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust is expected to result in substantial patient benefits, and that these outweigh any potential competition concerns that may arise as a result of the merger.The 2 trusts provide services predominantly in the Derbyshire and East Staffordshire area and the hospitals they operate overlap across a number of healthcare services. Following the merger, the CMA found that patients would have less choice for some services, potentially reducing the Trusts’ incentives to maintain or improve quality in these services.However, it found that these concerns were outweighed by substantial expected benefits overall. Both trusts are resource constrained and the CMA has found that the merger will enable them to use their resources much more effectively for patients across a wide range of specialities.In reaching its decision, the CMA placed significant weight on the advice of NHS Improvement, the regulator of NHS trusts, which strongly supports the merger.This is the second time the CMA has cleared an NHS hospital merger on the basis of patient benefits at the ‘Phase 1’ stage, following its clearance of the merger of 2 Birmingham hospital trusts.All information about this merger investigation is available on the CMA’s dedicated case page.last_img read more

T. Edison Gbana Is Dead

first_imgProfessor T. Edison Gbana, who once served as Chairman on Education of the National Transitional Legislature of Liberia, has died.This sad event occurred on  Wed., July 23, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. at the home of his  daughter, Mrs. Delvina Parteh  in Paynesville, near Monrovia, following a protracted illness.  He was in his 76th year.A graduate of St. John’s Episcopal High School and Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), where he studied  Secondary Education, Mr. Gbana later matriculated to the State College of Iowa (now University of Northern Iowa, where he took the Master’s degree in Education. He commenced his professional career in 1960 as a classroom teacher at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), where he also served as registrar, director of Business Education and curriculum developer.In 1976 he was appointed principal, St. Augustine Episcopal High School, Kakata; and in 1994 principal, AME Zion Academy.  He earlier served as administrative and technical assistant to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, R.L.Professor Gbana also served during the civil crisis asChairman, NTLA Committee on Education, Co-Chair, Civil Society Movement of Liberia and president, National Association of Liberia School Principals.On December 1965 he wedded Fanny Harvey Gbana, which union was blessed with several children.T. Edison Vaanii Gbana was born on December 21, 1938 in Bendaja, Porkpaa District in upper Grand Cape Mount County, to union of Mr. Siafa Mbavai and his wife Mrs. Bindu Dazangbu Gbana.His lifelong friend and classmate was Dr. S. Jabaru Carlon, former Commissioner, Governance Commission, R.L. and former professor of Education, University of Liberia.   They began their educational sojourn in 1945 at the St. Phillips Episcopal Village School in Bendaja and on to the Episcopal Elementary School at Mbaloma, both in Grand Cape Mount County.The funeral rites of Prof. T. Edison Gbana are scheduled to begin with removal of the body from the A.B. Roberts Funeral Parlor in Gardinersville on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at  four o’clock p.m. and transported to Trinity Cathedral for wake keeping, beginning at six o’clock p.m.The Funeral mass is due to take place at Trinity on Sat., Aug. 16., beginning at 10 a.m.   Interment will follow immediately at the Kaizer Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more