STRUCTURE: Surrey & Sussex Healthcare will submit an application for foundation status to the Department of Health in 2013, according to its strategic health authority.

NHS South East Coast board papers suggest that a submission will be made to the DH on 1 April 2013.

The papers state: “The trust continues to develop plans to ensure that it is fit for purpose to become a FT, with the focus upon solutions to the historic financial position.

“The timeline moved out 10 months from the September trajectory to 1st April 2013.”