Volunteer Ken Ellis signs up two new members in the clinicImagine...a hospital service that is designed around you.  Through your involvement you can make a difference.


More than 20,000 people have signed up to become a member and support their local hospitals. Why not join them?


Membership provides the local community with a way to express their loyalty and support to their local hospitals. It will allow you to get more involved and play an active role in their development.  


Through the membership and our Council of Governors, we listen to the views of local people, patients, staff and volunteers. Membership is our way of developing a closer relationship with our community and provides us with an opportunity to communicate with our members on issues of importance about the hospitals and their development.


We became a Foundation Trust on 1st February 2007. This gives us more freedom and flexibility and provides the opportunity for the local community to have their say in how the Trust shapes its future services. 


We still remain very much part of the NHS and still need to meet national quality standards in the same way as other NHS Trusts. For further information about foundation Trusts, please visit


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