Better Together: Our partnership with Kingston Hospital

In this issue, CEO Jo Farrar talks about implementing our clinical strategy, the transfer of Hounslow community services, and the next steps in our plans for a merger with Kingston Hospital.

Kingston Hospital is planning to merge with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) in October 2024, to help deliver more seamless care to local people.

You won’t notice any immediate changes, but in time, this should lead to better and more joined up healthcare.

Later this year (2024), the name of our trust may change to reflect this new organisation, but our services will remain the same.

Why do we want to merge?

We believe a merger would benefit patients and make us a stronger team. We want to put patient outcomes first and seamlessly provide care throughout the patient journey.

We know from healthcare services elsewhere that, by bringing our services and resources together and working as one team, we will be able to focus on keeping people well in their own homes for as long as possible.

For our staff, being part of a single organisation will make it easier to gain experience in different areas and increase opportunities for professional development and career progression.

Shared quality priorities

Kingston Hospital and HRCH already share a number of quality improvement priorities, which means we work together to improve patient experience, safety and clinical effectiveness. Find out more. 

Committee in Common

In April 2022, we brought the executive leadership teams of our two organisations together as one, establishing a Committee in Common which is empowered to make key strategic decisions with the benefit of expertise and insight from across the full range of services.

The Committee in Common (CiC) is a collaborative meeting between board committees from HRCH and Kingston Hospital, with some delegated authority.

Committee in Common members

Next Committee in Common meeting:

  • Thursday 23 May 2024
  • Thursday 25 July 2024
  • Thursday 26 September 2024
  • Thursday 28 November 2024
  • Thursday 30 January 2025
  • Thursday 27 March 2025

Committee in Common meetings are held in public and are in person, with an option to join virtually. If you would like to join a meeting, please email

Submit a question or comment

If you have any questions or comments about our partnership, you can submit a question or a comment via our online form.

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