Last chance to vote for hospital governors

The election for 15 new hospital Governors closes on 5th May 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 across Norfolk and Waveney, as well as staff governor vacancies.

The Governors will be elected by the 17,000 public members of the Trust living in the county and the Trust’s 6,000 staff.

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 5th May and the results of the election will be announced on 9th May.

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:

Tuesday 26th of April 2011 12:00:05 PM