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Hospital governors wanted

Posted onPosted on 12th Aug
Hospital governors wanted

Local people are being invited to stand as Governors and help shape healthcare services at King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community hospitals

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust currently has four vacancies for public Governors in the Mansfield, Ashfield (x2) and Newark and Sherwood constituencies.

Governors play an important role in holding the Trust accountable for the services it provides, as well as helping it deliver quality care to local communities. Governors also hold non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board and represent the interests of Trust members and the public.

Sean Lyons, trust chairman, said: “Governors play a key role in making sure the views of our members are represented to the Board of Directors and are taken into account when decisions are made.

“We very much value their input, as they help us ensure that our patients and staff are at the heart of everything we do. If you would like to get more involved in shaping healthcare services in your local community please put yourself forward as a public Governor.”

Two events will be held for anyone interested in becoming a Governor. The events will allow people to meet current Governors, ask questions about the role and find out more about the election process. The sessions will take place on Monday, 18th August at:

· Holy Trinity Centre, Boundary Road, Newark (12-2pm)

· Classroom 1, Level 1, King’s Mill Hospital (4-6pm)

To book a place please call 01623 622515 ext 3570 or email [email protected].

An information pack and nomination papers can be obtained from Katie Roper at UK Engage by:

· Calling: 0345 209 3770

· Emailing: [email protected]

· Texting: ‘sfh’ plus your name and address to 07773 789 104

· Writing to: UK Engage, Image House, 10 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1AS

Nomination forms to stand for election must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 5pm on Monday, 15th September.

To stand for election you must be a member of the trust. Joining is simple and can be done online at by calling 01623 622515 ext 3570 or by emailing [email protected].