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Last chance to vote in the Council of Governors elections

02 July 2013

If you are a Foundation Trust member, you can have your say on the future of your hospital by voting in the Council of Governors elections taking place in July.

If you are a Foundation Trust member, you can have your say on the future of your hospital by voting in the Council of Governors elections taking place in July. But you must hurry as the deadline for completed voting papers to be received by the Returning Officer is 4 July with the results published on 8 July.

Elections will be held in the following constituencies of the Council of Governors:

  • Patient constituency—one seat
  • Public constituency—one seat each from the following constituencies:
    • Hammersmith and Fulham Area 1
    • Kensington and Chelsea Area 1
  • Staff constituency—one seat from the 'Management' class

Public Governor Martin Lewis said: "The Council of Governors acts as a critical friend to the hospital. Under the new healthcare act the Council of Governors has been given further responsibilities and influence.

"This allows us to make sure that the hospital we are so proud of makes decisions that positively meet the needs of patients, their carers and families. The Governors work closely with the executive team to enhance the excellent reputation and work of the Trust.

"I have been a Governor for 6 years and I find it a very worthwhile way to give back to my local community. It is not a time consuming role, there is the opportunity to join committees, sub-committees and there are five Council meetings per year. The impact I feel I've made to the running of the hospital I care so much about is an enriching part of my life."