Hospital election closes next week

The election for three new hospital Governors closes on 8th December at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

New governors are being sought to represent patients, public and staff on the Trust’s Council of Governors.  The election will fill vacancies for public governors in Norwich and Broadland and a staff governor in Nursing and Midwifery.

The Governors will be elected by the 6,000 public members of the Trust living in Norwich and Broadland and the Trust’s 2,400 nurses and midwives.  
David Prior, Chairman of NNUH, said:  “The Council of Governors has an important role in representing the interests of our members and influencing how hospital services are developed for the future.  They also play a key role in ensuring that our hospitals are embedded into the community they serve.”  

Electoral Reform Services (ERS) is running the election on behalf of the Trust to ensure it is independent and fair.  Ballot papers must be returned by noon on 8th December and the results of the election will be announced on 9th December.   

Note to editors
NHS Foundation Trusts are established as ‘public benefit corporations’ – similar to mutual building societies and co-operatives – which have greater freedom to run their own affairs. They are owned by their Members who represent patients, their carers, the public, staff and key partner organisations.

Membership is free and open to anyone living in Norfolk or Waveney.  To become a member telephone the Membership Office at NNUH on 01603 287634 or go to:


Thursday 2nd of December 2010 11:00:53 AM