Foundation Trust Status Update The Trust has been continuing its bid to become a Foundation Trust. Our application is due to be considered by the Department of Health Applications Committee at the end of August of this year. If this is approved, it will then go to the Secretary of State for approval in September. We are fast reaching our target of 8,000 members by the end of September with our database currently at over 7,100. The membership process is proving to be a great opportunity to engage with the public as we attend various events throughout the region and we have also recently launched a 'Just One' campaign internally to encourage all of our 5,000+ staff to sign up 'just one' family member or friend.