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Results of the Council of Governors elections November 2012

23 November 2012

As a Foundation Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is more accountable to the local community and its staff through its membership—which totals more than 14,000—and the Council of Governors.

As a Foundation Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is more accountable to the local community and its staff through its membership—which now totals more than 14,000—and the Council of Governors.

Governors work with the Board of Directors as a 'critical friend', helping to shape the way the Trust develops its services.

There are 34 Governors and a Chairman including 10 patient Governors, 8 public Governors (2 each from the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth and City of Westminster) and 6 staff Governors drawn from all areas of the hospital. It also includes 10 Governors nominated by partnership organisations.


Results of the Council of Governors elections November 2012

Elections were held in November 2012 to the following constituencies of the Council of Governors:

  • 6 Patient Governors
  • 3 Public Governors
    Hammersmith & Fulham Area 2
    Kensington & Chelsea Area 1
    Wandsworth Area 2
  • 4 Staff Governors
    Allied Health Professionals, Scientific & Technical
    Contracted
    Management
    Medical & Dental

Members registered in these constituencies were invited to nominate themselves to stand for election.

The following constituencies were uncontested and the results were as follows:

  • Public: Wandsworth Area 2
    Steve Worrall (elected unopposed)
  • Staff: Allied Health Professionals, Scientific and Technical
    James Dennis (elected unopposed)
  • Staff: Contracted
  • Julie Armstrong (elected unopposed)
  • Staff: Medical & Dental
  • Professor Brian Gazzard (elected unopposed)

The results in constituencies where elections were contested were as follows:

  • Patient Governors
    Walter Balmford
    Thomas Church
    Alan Cleary (re-elected)
    Susan Maxwell (re-elected)
    Wendie McWatters (re-elected)
    Tera Younger
  • Public: Hammersmith & Fulham Area 2
    Christine Blewett (re-elected)

No nominations were received for the following constituencies:

  • Public: Kensington & Chelsea Area 1
  • Staff: Management