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.
Suzy Brain England OBE, Chair of the Board at the Trust, said: “Public and staff governors get involved in all manner of activities, offering crucial input and giving voice to the community in discussions about their local hospitals.”
“The role is extremely rewarding and contributes significantly towards enhancing the services that we offer to patients. If you want to apply your skills and dedicate a small portion of your time to an active role in your local hospital, then please consider standing as a governor and give a voice to local people.”
The following positions will be available:
- Public Doncaster – eight roles
- Public Bassetlaw – two roles
The Trust is encouraging enthusiastic residents to apply for this fantastic opportunity, 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, while the closing date for entries is 11 February 2019. Successful candidates will take up role 1 April 2019.