Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In the UK) a National Health Service hospital which has opted to withdraw from local authority control and be managed by a trust instead.
- And he slammed the area's three primary care trusts - which fund the hospital trust by buying services from it - who he said had not done enough to help reduce the deficit.
- Deborah Lee, director of primary care and commissioning at Swindon Primary Care Trust, echoed the hospital trust's view.
- We are working closely and in full co-operation with the home, the health authority and the hospital trust to agree a way forward.
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