The Council of Governors works alongside the Trust's Board of
Directors to ensure that local communities and staff have a greater
say in how services are developed and delivered by the Trust. The
Council of Governors is made up of local people, staff members and
representatives of local stakeholder organisations.
The Council of Governors plays a major role in the governance of
the Trust. Its main responsibilities include:
The Council is made up of both elected and appointed governors.
Public and Staff Governors are elected by the members of the Trust.
Each Governor is responsible for representing the interests and
views of their particular group of members. Public Governors
represent local people in their constituencies. Staff Governors
represent the views of their colleagues. Governors appointed by
stakeholder organisations provide input from their
There are currently 37 number of seats on the Council made up of
and the constituencies are defined in our Trust Constitution found
Chester le Street
Administration, Clerical and Managers
Darlington Borough Council
AHP's, Professional and Technical & Pharmacists
Durham County Council
North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT
Hambleton, Richmondshire, Tees Valley
Wear Valley and Teesdale
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham