NNUH seeks candidates for new governor role

A new governor is being sought for by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as the election gets underway to fill a vacancy for a public governor to represent patients in the ‘Rest of England’ category.

This is a new constituency 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.

John Fry, Chairman of NNUH, said: “Our clinical teams are providing specialist care to patients from further afield and it is important that the views of this patient group are represented on our Council of Governors.”

The role of a governor is to represent the interests of patients and the public as hospital services change and develop.  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.

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 18th February to return their completed election forms and the results of the election will be announced at the beginning of April.

To find out more information go to http://www.uk-engage.org/norfolk-and-norwich-university-hospital-elections/ or contact the NNUH membership office on 01603 287634 or email membership@nnuh.nhs.uk

Friday 5th of February 2016 10:50:26 AM