What is a governor?
As a foundation trust, we have a membership made up of patients and their families, students, staff, and members of the community. Our Governors are elected from amongst our members to represent members’ views.
Who do Governors represent?
We have three different categories of Governor – Public, Staff, and Stakeholder
Public Governors can be patients, students, local residents, or any residents of England and Wales who is interested in our work, and these Governors make sure the voice of the communities we serve are heard right at the top of our decision-making process.
Staff Governors are all members of staff we employ who make sure our staff have a say in how we run our services.
Stakeholder Governors are appointed to represent the interests of our partner organisations.
What do Governors do?
Our Governors are the guardians of our mission and values, and they help us achieve our objectives. By creating a Board of Governors, we have a real opportunity to engage with the communities we serve, and for those communities to help bring about real change.