We are proud to have an active Council of Governors made up of 27 members of our patients, the public and staff, as well as some key partners from the voluntary and health and social care sector. Our governors act as a critical friend and advisor, representing the interests of the organisation, staff, members and the wider public. Governors provide an invaluable service to the Trust by acting as a conduit and a voice between patients, staff, the public and Trust leadership; raising issues, concerns, suggestions, they also play a crucial role communicating and advocating strategies and plans. No specific skills or experience are required – we just ask for enthusiasm and support for your local hospital services.
There are 13 public and patient governor vacancies, and two staff governor vacancies, with an election being held in February 2020.
Nominations are now open to join the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Council of Governors.
If you are a member of the Trust and interested in becoming a Governor, you should have received an e-mail or postcard with the information you need to complete a nomination form by 27 January 2020.
For more information and to complete a nomination form please see the dedicated website.