Four governors sought for Norfolk’s largest hospital

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 four 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 four vacancies for Governors in three areas of Norfolk: two governor vacancies in Norwich, one in Broadland, and one in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.  There is also an election for two staff governors, one to represent nurses and midwives, and one to represent volunteers and contractors.

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 Tuesday 8th November to return their completed election forms and the results of the election will be announced on 19th December.

To find out more information go to: or contact the NNUH membership office on 01603 287634 or email

Friday 21st of October 2016 01:10:06 PM