What is Membership?

Becoming a Member

If you have an interest in healthcare in the district, and would like to find out more about the work of your local hospital, becoming a member of the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust could be ideal for you.

Membership is free and is open to everyone aged 14 or above, living in the community that the Trust serves. Members receive regular information bulletins and are invited to events taking place at the Trust, providing you with an opportunity to talk to our staff and learn more about the work of the Trust. 

As a member, you can vote for others to represent you on the Trust’s Council of Governors, or stand for election yourself. For further information about the Council of Governors, click here

Why become a member?

Becoming a member of our Foundation Trust means that you will be able to:
 Get a better understanding of how the Trust works and share in our successes
 Become actively involved in the work of the Trust and help shape our future plans
 Be consulted on major plans
 Make sure your views and those of your community are heard.
 Be invited to Trust open days, member events or information sessions
 Receive regular information about the Trust
 Vote for Council Governors
 Stand for election as a Council Governor

Who can become a member?

Anyone can become a member providing they are over 14 years of age and live in one of the following constituencies:- 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 If you do not live in any of the above areas, you can still join through our ‘Rest of England’ constituency. All Trust staff are automatically Foundation Trust members unless they choose to opt out. How to join as a Member If you would like to be a member of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can click here and complete our online application form. Alternatively, let us have your name, address and a contact telephone number and we will send you a paper copy of our application form:-

Becoming a Member

E-mail: members@anhst.nhs.uk or Telephone: 01535 294540 or write to us at:

Foundation Trust Membership Office

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road



BD20 6TD