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Governing Council - Notice of Election

Notice of Election

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust gives notice that it will hold an election to the Governing Council.

Elections will be held in the following constituencies:

1 Seat each from the following Staff Constituency:

  • Medical

2 Seats from the following Staff Constituency:

  • Community based medical, nursing, dentists, AHPs, professional and technical and pharmacists

All eligible Foundation Trust members are invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the forthcoming election.

Nomination packs can be obtained from the Returning Officer from Wednesday 24th February 2011 at the following address:

25D Bishop Street
Northern Ireland
BT48 6PR

If you are uncertain as to your eligibility to nominate yourself as a candidate in any of these constituencies or have any queries, please contact the Returning Officer, on the following telephone number 02871 371111.

All nominations must be received by the Returning Officer at the address above by Friday 11th March 2011. Please note that faxed or e-mailed nominations will not be accepted.

If candidates do submit their nomination but decide to withdraw, this must be done in writing, witnessed, and sent to the Returning Officer no later than Wednesday 16th March 2011.

Ballot papers will be distributed to all qualifying Foundation Trust members in each constituency on or before Wednesday 30th March 2011. 

Completed ballot papers must be received by the Independent Scrutineer (OPT2VOTE LTD) by the close of poll, 12 noon on Wednesday 20th April 2011.

'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