Hospital seeks new governors

Posted on March 4, 2019 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is calling for anyone aged 16 to consider standing for election to become a governor of the Trust.  The trust has a number of Public Governor seats available across Keighley, Bingley, Skipton, Ilkley and Craven and Nominations open on 19 March 2019.  The Trust is looking for governors to represent:

  • Skipton
  • Ilkley and Wharfedale
  • South Craven
  • Craven
  • Bingley
  • Bingley Rural
  • Keighley West and Worth Valley
  • Settle and Mid Craven
  • Rest of England

A series of events are being staged across the area so people can learn more about the trust’s work and the role of governors on:

  • Tuesday 19 March 2pm – 3:30pm, Canalside Medical Practice, Bingley
  • Thursday 21 March 2pm – 3:30pm, Kings Hall, Ilkley
  • Tuesday 26 March 10am – 11:30am, Dyneley Barn, Skipton
  • Thursday 28 March 5.30pm – 7pm, Airedale General Hospital

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has 20 governors who sit on the council of governors, 12 are public governors, who each represent a local area, 4 are staff governors who each represent a staff group and 4 are appointed governors who represent other partner organisations, such as local councils.  Governors act as a link between the hospital Board of Directors and the public and are elected by foundation trust members.

Jerry Stanford, Lead Governor at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:

“Our Governors provide a valuable part of hospital governance by giving a public voice to the Board from their individual constituencies and by holding non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Trust Board.  It is a rewarding position and can give you great satisfaction.“

Andrew Gold, Chair at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:

“The governors represent the interests of members and the public following feedback received through their involvement in a variety of events and open days both at the hospital and at local venues. Governors attend the Board meetings of the Trust held in public and also have monthly and quarterly meetings with Non-Executive Directors (NEDs). As the NHS evolves there is also interaction with Governors from other Trusts who, like Airedale, work together to make health services better for local people. With the NHS’s 10 year plan published earlier this year it is an exciting time for our Governors to get involved in shaping future healthcare provision in their locality so we would love to hear from those with the desire and time to get involved as a Governor.”

For further information contact the Membership Office, email members@anhst.nhs.uk or phone 01535 294540.

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