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Trust To Hold Governor Elections

17 January 2017

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:

  • 4 vacancies in Crewe and Nantwich
  • 2 vacancies in Vale Royal
  • 1 vacancy in Congleton
  • 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 any of the Crewe and Nantwich, 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 Thursday 2 February. Voting will take place throughout February and March.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role of a Governor, the Trust is holding informal drop-in information events in in January:

  • Tuesday, 24 January, 9.30am – 11.30am, Eagle Bridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Crewe
  • Thursday, 26 January, 10am – 12pm, Outpatients, Leighton Hospital, Crewe

Further information is also available by visiting the Trust’s website www.mcht.nhs.uk/members or by contacting Katharine Dowson, Trust Board Secretary, on 01270 612128 or by emailing Katharine.Dowson@mcht.nhs.uk )