MRCCSManchester Research Centre for Computational Science (University of Manchester, UK)
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A spokesman for MRCCS said: "The staff of Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Community Services (MRCCS) have voted in favour of being "hosted" by a local NHS foundation trust after a ballot showed 66% of those who voted preferred this option.
The result of the ballot will now be presented to the board of MRCCS who will make a recommendation to the boards of NHS Middlesbrough and NHS Redcar and Cleveland later this month.
MRCCS was established in June 2007 to provide the NHS community services previously provided by Middlesbrough PCT and Redcar and Cleveland PCT.
While hospital beds are unoccupied MRCCS also plans to undertake recommended upgrades to hospital doors and the electrics to prevent further disruption of services at a future date.
A recent satisfaction survey carried out by MRCCS found: * 99% of the 1,026 respondents agreed or strongly agreed that staff were polite and helpful.
However, every one of us at MRCCS also recognises the great potential to provide even better care in the future - and that is our commitment.
MRCCS managing director, Stephen Childs, said: "These are very encouraging results.
Stephen Childs, managing director for MRCCS, said more than 50 services are now available in the community - twice as many as there were 10 years ago.
MRCCS is hosted by Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Primary Care Trusts but it will become a separate, stand-alone organisation if it becomes a Community Foundation Trust.