Ballot papers dispatched in hospital governor election

Ballot papers have been dispatched this week to members of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who will be asked to elect 15 new Governors.

The Governors will be part of the Trust’s Council of Governors which represents local people, patients and staff when decisions are made about the future of Cromer Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital 

Sixty three candidates have put themselves forward for the Governor election. The 17,000 public members living in Norfolk and Waveney will be asked to vote for 12 public Governors and the hospital’s 6,000 staff will vote for three staff Governors who will represent their interests.   

David Prior, Chairman of NNUH, said:  “Our Governors have an important role both to represent the views of the local community when decisions are made about the future of our hospitals and to be assured that the Trust is operating efficiently and providing excellent care.  

“It is remarkable, and very encouraging, that so many people have put their names forward as potential Governors and I look forward to working with those who are elected.”    

Electoral Reform Services is running the election on behalf of the Trust to ensure it is independent and fair.  The results of the election will be announced on 9th May.   

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Wednesday 13th of April 2011 01:00:41 PM