Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust looking for public governors

The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is looking for 12 public governors to sit on its Council of Governors (CoG).

By Tom Scargill
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 11:22 am
Calderdale Royal Hospital
Calderdale Royal Hospital

Residents from across Calderdale and Kirklees can nominate themselves to represent the area they live on the CoG.

The public governors sit on the CoG alongside governors from CHFT staff and partner organisations and the CoG helps shape decisions for the Trust in many areas including interviews and inspections ensuring we provide the best patient care.

The governors bind the Trust to its communities and anyone aged over 18 who lives in Calderdale or Kirklees and is a member can stand.

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You can become a member – if not already - by visiting the website at the same time.

The 12 public governor vacancies are in constituencies covering the whole area from Todmorden to Dewsbury and from Holmfirth to Halifax. Once nominations have been received elections are held to elect the governor(s) for each area.

If you want to find out more about the governor role and the elections process, Chair Philip Lewer is hosting a virtual briefing session on Thursday 29 April from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

Contact [email protected] for a link to attend it.

If you are interested in getting involved, visit the Trust’s website and fill in the online form or call UK-Engage on 0345 209 3770 to request a paper nomination form.

The closing date for nominations is Friday May 14 2021. Elections will be held throughout June.