Published: 01/07/2004, Volume II3, No. 5912 Page 3

The second wave of foundations trusts was due to be announced as HSJ went to press.

Joining the first 10 launched in April are Addenbrooke's, City Hospitals Sunderland, Gloucestershire Hospitals, Guy's and St Thomas'Hospital, Papworth Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals, the Queen Victoria Hospital, University College London Hospitals and University Hospital Birmingham.

A total of 20 trusts have now been given foundation status.King's College Hospital and Calderdale and Huddersfield have had their foundation applications deferred and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre has been refused foundation status.