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Trust To Hold Governor Elections

8 July 2016

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is inviting patients, carers and Members to stand as a Governor in the recently opened Council of Governor elections.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, currently has three Governor vacancies.

One Governor is needed to represent patients and carers, while a further two are needed to represent areas of Cheshire – Congleton and surrounding areas, and Vale Royal, Cheshire West and Chester.

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

Alison Lynch, Director of Nursing and Quality said: “Our Governors play a very important role in this organisation and provide us with crucial feedback from our community.

“To be a Governor, all you need is an interest in healthcare and your local hospital, and have the desire to represent your constituents as best you can.”

If you are a patient or carer, live in the Congleton area or in Vale Royal and the Cheshire West and Chester area, you can nominate yourself for the role by completing a short form.

Nominations are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 29 July 2016. Voting will then take place during the last week of August and first week of September for contested posts.

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

  • Monday, July 11, 2016 – 12.30pm – 3.30pm, at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
  • Monday, July 18, 2016 – 11am – 1pm at Holmes Chapel Health Centre, Holmes Chapel
  • Friday, July 22, 2016 – 8am – 10am at Victoria Infirmary, Northwich

If you are interested in any of these posts or require further information please contact the Membership Office on 01270 612128/612365 or email Foundation.Trust@mcht.nhs.uk.