Six public governors sought at NNUH

People from a wide range of backgrounds and interests are being sought as governors by the Norfolk’s largest NHS Foundation Trust which runs the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Cromer Hospital.

David White, Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are looking for governors who have varied backgrounds and interests, who care about our patients and staff and can help our hospitals to continue on their journey of improvement.”

Six public governors have reached the end of their three-year term creating vacancies in Broadland, Breckland, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, North Norfolk and South 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. Governors work in partnership with the Board of Directors helping the Trust to achieve its vision of delivering high quality services to local people.

Mr White added: “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

Nominations open on 21 September and potential candidates have until 20 October to return their completed election forms. The results of the election, where members vote for their choice of governor, will be announced on 1 December.

To find out more information go to: or contact Mi-Voice which is handling the election on behalf of NNUH by telephone on 023 8076 3987 or by email at

Monday 21st of September 2020 12:09:35 PM