New hospital Governors due to meet

The next meeting of the Council of Governors takes place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Thursday 26th May 2011, starting at 5pm.

There will be a presentation from two NNUH surgeons – Mr Simon Wemyss-Holden and Mr Christopher Speakman – and from patient representative Alan Stephens.

NNUH Chief Executive Anna Dugdale, said:  “This presentation will demonstrate the very good outcomes for cancer patients requiring liver resection surgery achieved at NNUH and the very close clinical association between liver surgery and colorectal surgery.  There is a suggestion that liver surgery may be moved from Norwich, a move that we believe would be detrimental to patients.” 

During the Council of Governors’ meeting, a regular update will also be given on the quality and performance of hospital services, plus a presentation on the Trust’s annual plan which provides a view of the year ahead.

It is the first formal meeting of the Council of Governors following an election in early May when seven new Governors were elected. 

All NHS Foundation Trusts have a Council of Governors which represents the views of patients, public and staff.     As space is limited at the meeting, members of the public who are interested in attending should contact the Membership Office on 01603 287634 or e-mail  

Notes for Editors  
The role of the Council of Governors is to represent the views of the Trust’s members when decisions are made about the future of hospital services.

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 01603 287634 for a membership form.


Tuesday 24th of May 2011 01:00:32 AM