Following the election of four new governors in March 2019, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust will be seeking nominations from members of the public to appoint two new public governors from its Bradford South constituency.
Governors play an important role within the Trust by representing the views of the public to the very senior managers, involving local communities and helping with the appointment of senior members of some Board members including the Chair and Chief Executive.
Lead Governor at the Trust, Colin Perry, said: “The best, most rewarding aspect of being a governor is that it’s an important and valuable role and governors can have a real influence on the work of the Trust. It’s crucial that we act as the voice of the public in the meetings we attend, to ensure that their voice is heard.”
To apply for the role, members of the public must be members of the Trust. Membership is free and people can complete a membership form online. All members will receive invitations to healthcare talks and events and are eligible to vote in Trust elections.
Members of the Trust who are interested in becoming a governor for its Bradford South constituency, will be able to complete and submit a nomination form between Thursday 11 July and Friday 26 July via the Trust’s website: www.bdct.nhs.uk/about-us/our-council-of-governors/become-a-governor/.
The Trust’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Paul Hogg, said: “The governor elections are an excellent opportunity for members of the public to get involved in the Trust’s work and support it in providing us with the views of people from our local communities. It is this feedback that helps us to identify where we might improve services and ensure we are meeting our vision of ‘better lives, together.’ We deliver such a wide range of community and hospital services, from mental health to school nursing and district nursing, that most people in the local area will come into contact with the Trust at some point in their lives. I’d encourage anyone who has an interest in healthcare and is looking to broaden their experience to nominate themselves for a governor position.”
Members of the public can find out more about Trust membership and the role of governor by contacting the Trust’s membership office on 01274 363430 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Trust website: www.bdct.nhs.uk.