Council of Governors
The involvement of our governors helps to shape the services we provide and reflects the needs and priorities of our patients, staff and local communities.
Governors are key players in deciding the future direction of the hospital. Working like councillors in local authorities, governors act as the eyes and ears of local people, making sure that their voice is heard when important decisions about healthcare provision are being made.
The governors meet quarterly in public and, at these meetings, provide feedback as 'critical friends' to the trust when formal decisions are about to be made by the trust board.
In order to make sure that people served by West Middlesex University Hospital are represented by our Council of Governors, and to appoint governors in vacant constituencies, we are holding elections for members to vote for their preferred representatives in November.
Photo: Governors in the hospital atrium.
Meet the Governors
Our Council of Governors is led by our Chairman Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett.
- 10 patient governors
- 13 public governors—representing 8 constituencies within our local boroughs of the City of Westminster, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- 6 staff governors—representing 6 categories of staff including doctors, nurses and managers
The organisations authorised to appoint a representative to the Council of Governors are:
- Imperial College London
- Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
- Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
- The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
- Westminster City Council