Search is on to attract Governors at your local hospital

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Published 15.03.2023

Seven public governor posts are being recruited to at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital.

Local people who want to play a part in the way their hospital is run are asked to put themselves forward for election to one of the seven positions open on the Trust’s Council of Governors. The breakdown of available governor posts is:

  • 4 public governor vacancies for Stamford and South Lincs constituency
  • 2 public governor vacancies for Huntingdonshire constituency
  • 1 public governor vacancy for Greater Peterborough constituency

Prospective Governors must be members of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and live in the constituency area they want to represent.

In its search for public governors, the Trust is keen to find individuals to represent the diverse patient groups in the communities it serves.  The elections will run from Thursday 20 April 2023 to Monday 15 May 2023, with results being declared on Tuesday 16 May 2023.

Professor Steve Barnett, Chair of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our Governors play an important part in the running of our hospitals – from observing committee meetings to supporting ward audits – and we are grateful for their support. I am confident that there will be no shortage of local people who want to play their part in influencing how their local hospital serves its community.”

If you are interested in the role, you can find out more by contacting Paul Denton, Associate Director of Governance and Risk, for an informal discussion ahead of the nominations deadline on Friday 31 March 2023. In the first instance call Stephanie Knight on 01733 677996, or email: 

Further information

  • The Trust’s Council of Governors is made up of representatives from the general public, Trust staff and representatives of other health and social care partners. The Council of Governors works with the Trust Board of Directors to ensure our hospitals are run appropriately for the needs of the communities they serve.

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