Our Council of Governors represents our
staff, stakeholders and our local
communities in the running of the Foundation
Trust, under the terms of the Trust's
The Council of Governors' statutory duties include the
appointment and removal of the Chairman and Non-Executive
Directors, the appointment of the Trust's auditors and the approval
of changes to the constitution of the Trust. They also hold to
account the Trust Board for its management of the Trust.
The Council of Governors has strong working links with the Trust
Board. A joint meeting with the Board is held twice a year and
Board directors attend relevant Council of Governors committees and
participate in joint seminars.
Foundation Trusts recruit members and, from these members,
Governors are elected to represent the views of local service users
You can find out more about the Council through the links above
or more about our Governors in our Meet Your
'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after
and very impressed.'
Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital