First meeting of Council of Governors at NNUH
The newly established Council of Governors will be meeting in public for the first time next week, giving patients, public and staff a greater say in the future of services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The meeting takes place from 2pm 5pm on 24th July 2008 in the Boardroom of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney in Norwich.
All NHS Foundation Trusts have a Council of Governors which represents the views of patients, public and staff. The Trusts council will meet quarterly and be involved when decisions are made about the future of health services at both Cromer Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The Board of Directors continues to run the hospitals on a day-to-day basis.
At this first meeting, the Council of Governors will be looking at its role and responsibilities, the strategy for services, as well as the latest information on standards of patient care and infection control.
As space is limited, members of the public interested in attending the meeting should contact the Membership Office on 01603 287634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Editors
The Council of Governors was formed in April 2008 following elections where the Trusts members and staff were able to vote for the candidates they wanted to represent them on the council. Since then the Governors have been getting to know the Trust following an induction meeting.
There are 15 public Governors who each represent a geographical area in Norfolk or Waveney. There are also six staff Governors who each represent a staff group, plus four appointed Governors from local organisations The University of East Anglia, NHS Norfolk, Norfolk County Council and a representative from the District Councils.
Membership of the Trust is free and open to anyone aged over 12 years old living in Norfolk or Waveney. Members can receive the Trusts newsletter and have the opportunity to get involved in areas that interest them. They can also vote in elections or stand for election as a Governor. To join as a member, either go online at www.nnuh.nhs.uk or ring 0870 707 1628 for a membership form.