Patients and the public will have the opportunity to put their name forward as a governor at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Six public governors have reached the end of their three-year term, creating vacancies in Broadland, Norwich (3 seats), South Norfolk, plus a governor for the Rest of England constituency representing patients who live 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.

Sam Higginson, Chief Executive 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:

Potential candidates have until 7 November to return their completed election forms. The results of the election, where members vote for their choice of governor, will be announced on 16 December.

To find out more information go to: or contact UK Engage which is handling the election on behalf of NNUH on 0345 209 3770 to or email