Ashford St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust/Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust [Archived]
Ashford St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust/Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 16 September 2015; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline UK merger investigation into the proposed merger of Ashford St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust. The CMA cleared the merger after a phase 2 investigation on 16/09/2015.

Latest developments On 16 September 2015, the CMA unconditionally cleared the transaction, confirming its provisional findings .

Parties Ashford and St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust (Ashford and St Peter's) and Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Surrey).

Ashford and St Peter's have a total of 570 beds in two hospitals, in Ashford and Chertsey, and offers general hospital services to more than 380,000 people in Surrey.

Royal Surrey has 520 beds in one hospital in Guildford, and offers general hospital services to over 320,000 people.

Market(s) Supply of NHS healthcare services.

There are separate product markets for:
• acute elective services across each and every speciality (elective acute services are