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Council of Governors Elections

The Trust holds regular elections to the Council of Governors. Governors are elected for the public and staff constituencies by members. Governors are elected for varying terms up to three years and may seek to be elected for further terms, up to a maximum of nine years.

To become a Public Governor you must be a "public member" of the Trust and over sixteen years of age (please CLICK HERE for more details about becoming a "public member"). Public members may be eligible to stand for election in the public constituency in which they live. If you are employed by the Trust then you may be eligible to stand for election in the appropriate staff constituency.

Further information on the what the role of a Foundation Trust Governor entails can be found here.

For further information about how to participate in the election process, please contact the Foundation Trust (FT) Office, or independent election agents UK Engage.  In addition, more information about the Council of Governors, together with details of the appointments of individual Governors and their attendance at council meetings, is shown in the Trust Annual Report.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital