Governors sought by Norfolk’s biggest NHS Foundation Trust
Local people will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as the election gets underway to fill vacancies for five public governors.
The role of a governor is to provide a direct link with the local community and represent the interests of local people as hospital services change and develop.
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.”
Responsibilities include supporting the recruitment of members, attending Council of Governor meetings and engaging with the Board of Directors on a range of issues. Governors serve a term of three years after which they can be re-elected.
There are vacancies for Governors in three areas: Norwich, Broadland, and Breckland (two governor posts). There is also a new constituency called the ‘Rest of England’ which is open to members living outside Norfolk and Waveney. This new governor post is being established because the Trust provides an increasing number of specialist services which treat patients from outside the county.
To be eligible to become a governor, people must be aged over 16 years, interested in the success of the Trust and join NNUH’s free membership scheme. Potential candidates have until 6th November to return their completed election forms and the results of the election will be announced on 18th December.