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Nominations for Trust Governors open

Posted Friday, March 1, 2019 4:37 PM

The ballot to nominate Governors of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is now open.

The elections are to decide 13 public Governors for Ashfield, Derbyshire, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood and the Rest of East Midlands. In addition to this, volunteers at all three sites will elect two representatives whilst staff working at King’s Mill, Mansfield Community and Newark Hospitals will select four representatives.

Governors play a crucial role in working with the Board of Directors and representing the interests of their members in the planning of services.

If people want to become a Governor but are not a member, they can join by filling in a simple online form here.

To get an idea of what a Governor does, two of our existing Governors have written blogs which can be found here.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive, is looking forward to welcoming the new Governors.

He said: “I’m delighted to work with all our Governors, whether they are elected for the first time or are returning Governors serving another term.

“The elections offer a great opportunity for members of the public, staff and volunteers across our hospitals to select their representatives to help their voice be heard across the Trust. A diverse group of Governors are essential to support us on our onward journey of improvement.”

The poll for nominating closes at 5pm on 6 March 2019.