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About the Council of Governors

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:

  • Collating the views of members and the wider community about the services the Trust provides;
  • Working alongside the Board of Directors to produce the strategic vision and the Trust's Annual Plan;
  • Appointing the Chairman and the Non-Executive Directors and setting their remuneration;
  • Appointing the Trust's auditor;
  • Receiving the Annual Report and Accounts; and
  • Developing the membership strategy.

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 organisations.

 

There are currently 37 number of seats on the Council made up of and the constituencies are defined in our Trust Constitution found here

Public Elected

Seats

Staff Elected

Seats

Stakeholder Appointed

Seats

Chester le Street

2

Administration, Clerical and Managers

1

Darlington Borough Council

1

Darlington

3

AHP's, Professional and Technical & Pharmacists

1

Durham County Council

1

Derwentside

3

Ancillary

1

Teesside University

1

Durham

3

Community Based

2

North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust

1

Easington

1

Medical

1

NENC ICB

1

Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland

1

Nursing/Midwifery

3

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT

1

Hambleton, Richmondshire, Tees Valley

1

 

 

Healthwatch Durham

1

Sedgefield

3

 

 

Healthwatch Darlington

1

Wear Valley and Teesdale

3

 

 

 

 

'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