Governors play a vital role in representing the public and influencing how their local hospitals make plans to improve and develop services.
The representatives also hold the Board of Directors to account and ask important questions on behalf of local residents, to ensure the Trust is heading in the right direction.
In the January elections, the following positions will be available:
- Staff – three roles
- Public Doncaster – eight roles
- Public Bassetlaw – two roles
The Trust is encouraging enthusiastic residents to apply, emphasising that special qualifications are not a requirement. All you need is the right level of motivation and a real desire to help improve patient care. Anyone who is a registered member of the Trust, so long as they are aged over 16, is eligible to put themselves forward.
For successful candidates, the Trust will provide all necessary training, advice and support. Governors who are elected will be in post for of three years and will be eligible to stand for re-election at the end of that period. As a governor, you will also need to commit time to attending the organisation’s Annual Members Meeting and four Council of Governors’ meetings a year, as well as numerous briefings and training.
Nomination packs will be available from 7 January 2019 on this website, while the closing date for entries is 11 February 2019. Successful candidates will take up role 1 April 2019.
You can find more information on the role, what it involves and any restrictions which mean you might not be able to apply in the brochure here. Alternatively, we will be hosting an information session for you to come along, meet some of the current governors and find out more, which takes place:
- Friday 18 January at 4pm at Bassetlaw Hospital in the Boardroom
To attend, please confirm your attendance with Gareth.Jones22@nhs.net before Thursday 17 January at 5pm.