STRUCTURE; The financially challenged acute trust near Heathrow, west London, has placed an advert in the Official Journal of the European Union.

A report to the board from the chief executive said since the notice in early May had “resulted in a number of expressions of interest”.

The report said the trust would aim to have the facility open in 2012.

The chief executive’s report also said the tripartite formal agreement on how it would achieve foundation trust status had still not been agreed with the Deaprtment of Health but that “a way forward” had been agreeed in March, an agreement what was still “being finalised” with the Department of Health.