Cancer services on agenda for Governors' meeting

Cancer services are the focus for next week’s Council of Governors' meeting at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The council was set up in April this year to give local people 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 Monday 15th December 2008 in the Boardroom of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney in Norwich.

The Governors will also be finding out the results from the latest patient surveys and receiving a briefing about arrangements for discharging patients from hospital.  There will be a regular update on how the Trust is performing in areas such as infection control, waiting times and finance.

All NHS Foundation Trusts have a Council of Governors which represents the views of patients, public and staff.  The Trust’s council meets quarterly and is involved in decisions 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.  

As space is limited, members of the public interested in attending the meeting should contact the Membership Office on 01603 287634 or e-mail

Notes for Editors
The Council of Governors was formed in April 2008 following elections where the Trust’s members and staff were able to vote for the candidates they wanted to represent them on the council. 

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 Trust’s 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 or ring 0870 707 1628 for a membership form. 

Thursday 11th of December 2008 05:00:22 AM