How to become a Governor

The Airedale NHS Foundation Trust welcomes nominations for Governors from persons of any age (16 or over), race, colour, religious belief, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, disability or marital status.

If you wish to put yourself forward as a potential Governor you will need to reside in one of the following areas: Bingley; Bingley Rural; Craven, South Craven and West Craven; Ilkley & Wharfedale; Keighley Central, East, West or Worth Valley; Pendle & Colne; Settle & Mid Craven; or Skipton.

However, if you do not live in any of the above areas, you can still be considered through our ‘Rest of England’ constituency. You will also need to be a member of the Trust – click here for further details on the benefits of becoming a member and how to apply.

Elections are normally held annually in May – for further information click here.

Further information about the Role of Governor

NHS Improvement (formally known as Monitor), the independent regulator, has developed a number of documents regarding the role of governors that you may find useful:

For further information about becoming a Governor, please contact:-

E-mail: or Telephone: 01535 294540 or write to us at: Foundation Trust Membership Office Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Airedale General Hospital Skipton Road Steeton Keighley BD20 6TD