Four more trusts have been given foundation status by Monitor, taking the total to 58.

The newly authorised trusts are: Birmingham Children's Hospital; Country Durham and Darlington Acute hospitals; The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital; and Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

Monitor chair Bill Moyes said: 'These authorisations continue the progress towards establishing the majority of acute NHS organisations as foundation trusts'.

Read the press release here

Four more trusts have been given foundation status by Monitor, taking the total to 58.

The newly authorised trusts are: Birmingham Children's Hospital; Country Durham and Darlington Acute hospitals; The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital; and Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

Monitor chair Bill Moyes said: 'These authorisations continue the progress towards establishing the majority of acute NHS organisations as foundation trusts'.

Read the press release here