Members of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are being urged to get involved with the opportunity of influencing and shaping the way in which healthcare is provided.
The call comes in the countdown to elections for the forthcoming Governor elections. Public governor elections are due to take place in local constituencies around Derbyshire.
Karl Routledge-Wilson, the Trust’s Membership Manager said: “We hope to attract enthusiastic and committed members of all ages and from diverse areas of the community who will actively contribute to the continuing success of the Foundation Trust.”
The election for public governors at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will take place in early March, but nominations need to be submitted by 4 March. Elections for public governors for people living in Chesterfield South, Amber Valley South, Derby City East and Derby City West.
Karl added: “There are three local events which have been organised which we are encouraging people to come along to and find out more information about the Trust and of being a governor.”
The events taking place are follows:
- Monday 11 February, 6pm – 8pm, at the Resource Centre, London Road Community Hospital, London Road, Derby
- Tuesday 12 February, 6pm – 8pm, at the Boardroom at the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield
- Monday 18 February, 6pm – 8pm, North Mill in Belper
There are no specific qualifications needed for becoming a governor. The only requirements are:
- You need to be 16 years of age or over
- Live in the constituency for which you would like to stand
- Be a Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust member
The final date for nominations is 4 March. Ballot papers will be distributed to members on 21 March 2013. Completed ballot papers must be received by 11 April 2013.
Members of the public with questions about becoming a governor can contact Membership Manager, Karl Routledge-Wilson at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on 01332 623700 ext 3405 or Karl.firstname.lastname@example.org