The Council of Governors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is made up of 30 Governors, all of which can be contacted via the Trust Secretary or by emailing email@example.com.
The Council of Governors has four main roles & responsibilities:
- Advisory, by communicating to the Board of Directors the wishes of members and the wider community
- Guardianship, by ensuring that the Trust is operating in accordance with its Principal Purpose and is compliant with its Authorisation. In this regard it acts in a trustee role for the welfare of the organisation
- Strategic, by advising on a longer term direction to help the Board of Directors effectively determine its policies.
- Membership, to represent the interests of Members.
The Directors of the Trust are accountable to those people that really matter - the local population and the patients, through the Council of Governors to the Members.
Other roles of the Council of Governors include:
- representing Members’ views on the Trust’s development
- participating in a wide range of activities linked to Trust services
- putting forward views to the Board of Directors regarding annual plans of the Trust
- approving the Trust’s annual report and accounts
- appointing (or if necessary removing) the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and Chief Executive
For information on our Council of Governors, please see the 'Our Governors' page. Alternatively, please see our Governor Profiles for information on each Governor.
Minutes of Meetings
Minutes of Council of Governors meetings are available online, under the Newsletters and Publications pages of the Members' section.