North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to local people to stand for its Council of Governors as nominations open today (Monday 2 October).
The Trust, which operates the University Hospital of North Tees, the University Hospital of Hartlepool, Peterlee Community Hospital and multiple community-based services, is seeking local people to stand for election to help shape the future of health care in the region.
Professor Derek Bell, joint chairman for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Standing for election as a Trust governor is an act of pure community.
“It takes a special person to make that commitment to stand for their community and take the time to develop our services to meet the changing needs of the people we serve.
“If you think you could be that person, we’d love to hear from you.”
What does a governor do?
Trust governors’ key responsibilities include:
- reflecting the interests of members and the general public
- helping select and appoint the chairman and non-executive directors
- advising the board of directors on the development of services
- approving the chief executive’s appointment
- attending Council of Governors meetings
- assisting the development of the Trust’s membership strategy