Norfolk’s largest hospital seeks new governors
From 12 October, members of the public will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a number of public governors reach the end of their three-year term.
The vacancies are in Broadland, Breckland, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, North Norfolk, South Norfolk, plus the Rest of England constituency representing patients living outside Norfolk and Waveney.
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.
Tom Spink, Chair 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, linking us with the local community and helping 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 put your name forward as a governor, you can apply online before 5pm on 30 October.
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/Join/NNUH
Potential candidates can apply from 12 October and have until 30 October to return their completed election forms. The results of the election, where members vote for their choice of governor, will be announced on 11 December.
To find out more information go to: www.nnuh.nhs.uk