New Governors for Norfolk's largest NHS Foundation Trust
Two new Governors have been appointed to the Council of Governors for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Councillor David Harwood will be representing Norfolk County Council and Helen Lewis, Director of Faculty Administration, will be representing the University of East Anglia.
All NHS Foundation Trusts have a Council of Governors and its role is to represent the interests of the members and any partner organisations in monitoring how services are developed.
Councillor Harwood is a member of Norfolk County Councils cabinet and the member for Clenchwarton and Kings Lynn with 10 years experience as a councillor, six of which he served as the Cabinet Member for Community at Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council.
His interests include support for Age Concern Norwich, the Norfolk Council on Ageing, plus membership of the Wash and North Norfolk Coast European Marine Site Management Group, and the Wash Estuary Local Authority Member Group. Mr Harwood is also the Cabinet member for Adult Social Services and the member Champion for Supporting People
Miss Lewis manages the Faculty of Health at UEA, overseeing 90 staff, providing strategic support and advice to the Dean of Faculty and Faculty Executive and managing the infrastructure which supports its activity, including the three schools of study. She joined UEA in 1998 after working for the American Institute for Foreign Study in London and the Training and Development division of the YMCA
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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.
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 01603 287634.