Governors sought by Norfolk’s biggest NHS Foundation Trust

Potential candidates will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 12th May when elections start for 13 public governors.

The role of a governor is to provide a direct link with the local community represent the interests of local people as hospital services change and develop. Many of the existing governors have reached the end of their three year term and a number will be standing for re-election.

John Fry, Chairman of NNUH, said: “We are looking for people who have an interest in our hospitals and want to get involved. Our governors come together to form our Council of Governors which has an important role in the organisation and helps us to shape the future of services.”

Governors are being sought in seven areas: Norwich, Broadland, South Norfolk, North Norfolk, Breckland, West Norfolk and Great Yarmouth/Waveney.

To be eligible to become a governor, people must be aged over 16 years, live in Norfolk or Waveney and join NNUH’s free membership scheme. Potential candidates have until 28th May to return their completed election forms and the results of the election will be announced on 9th July.

To find out more about membership and becoming a governor, contact the NNUH membership office on 01603 287634 or email

Notes to editors

The number of governor vacancies is as follows:

Norwich (2 govs), Broadland (2 govs), South Norfolk (2 govs), North Norfolk (2 govs), Breckland (3 govs), Gt Yarmouth and Waveney (1 gov), and King’s Lynn (1 gov).

Friday 2nd of May 2014 11:00:22 AM