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Trust To Hold Governor Elections

15 June 2018

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is inviting patients, carers and members of the public to stand as a Governor in its upcoming Council of Governor Elections. 

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, has a Council of Governors made up of 29 individuals over four constituencies and currently has the following vacancies:

  • 1 vacancy in Congleton
  • 2 vacancies in Vale Royal
  • 3 vacancies in Patient and Carer


Governors help to fulfil a number of important roles at the Trust, from representing the interests of the local community at Trust meetings to approving certain appointments to the Board of Directors. 

Dennis Dunn, MCHFT Chairman, said: “Governors play a vital role in our Trust. They provide us with important feedback from the communities of patients that we serve, which in turn helps us to deliver the best healthcare that we can. High quality and safe healthcare is what we strive to deliver together. 

“There are no specific qualifications required for the role of Governor, other than an interest in local healthcare and a commitment to represent your constituents to the best of your ability.”

If you are a patient, carer, or live in the Vale Royal or Congleton areas and are interested in becoming a Governor you can nominate yourself for the role. 

Nominations are now open and close at 5pm on Monday 2 July. Voting will take place throughout July and August. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the role of a Governor please contact Katharine Dowson, Trust Board Secretary, on 01270 612128 or by emailing Katharine.Dowson@mcht.nhs.uk. Further information is also available on the Trust’s website (www.mcht.nhs.uk/members).