Hospital governor election gets underway
People living in Norfolk will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as four public governors reach the end of their three-year term. The vacancies are in Broadland, Breckland (2 seats) and North Norfolk.
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.
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 at https://secure.membra.co.uk/nnuhapplicationform/
Potential candidates have until 24th October to return their completed election forms. The results of the election, where members vote for their choice of governor, will be announced on 5th December.