Council of governors

The council of governors is made up of governors elected by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust members and governors appointed by partner organisations such as universities and local authorities.

Governors have a number of statutory roles and they help our organisation to develop its long term strategy and future direction. Having a council of governors is a key feature of any NHS foundation trust and it gives local people a greater say in how we plan for the future. Governors are there to embody local people in how members views and public views are represented when important decisions are about to be taken regarding services. To stand for governor you must be a member of our trust.

Our council of governors is made up staff, public and appointed governors from our partner organisations who:

  • help us shape our plans for the future
  • appoint the chairman and non-executive directors of the trust
  • approve the chief executive’s appointment

I’d like to stand as a governor. What’s involved?

Governors are elected from within our membership. Our members serve the areas Stockton, Hartlepool, Sedgefield, Easington and the rest of England.

Governors serve for a period of up to three years. They can stand for re-election again when their term of office comes to an end.

Governors are also members of different sub-committees looking at areas like strategy, membership recruitment and nominations. Membership of these committees depends on the amount of time each governor has to spare.

Governor elections

The below provides information on the upcoming governor elections. (Updated as of 13 October 2021)