BRADFORD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST ELECTION TO THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS 2013
The nominations for elections to Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ Council of Governors closed on February 7, 2013.
Hospital chairman, David Richardson, confirmed that in the Foundation Trust’s public membership constituency for Bradford North, Mohammad Yaqoob and David Robertshaw have been elected unopposed. Their new terms of office start in April 2013.
Elections will be held in the membership constituencies of Bradford South (1 vacancy), Keighley (1 vacancy), Shipley (2 vacancies) and our ‘Patient’ membership constituency (2 vacancies) which includes members who live outside Bradford.
Voting packs will be distributed to Foundation Trust members on February 27 and the deadline for return of completed ballot papers is March 19. The results will be announced on March 20.
Chris Allcock, trust secretary said: “We would encourage all Foundation Trust members who receive their ballot paper to participate in these elections and make their vote count.
“Bradford Teaching Hospitals actively encourages its members to take part in all aspects of hospital life and this is one more way that the people can get involved.
“The Council of Governors plays a very important part in the running of our six hospitals and it is important that people have their say on who will be our next governors.”
The majority of the Council of Governors is made up of governors who have been elected by Foundation Trust members. The council aims to give everyday people who use the hospitals a bigger say in how they are run.
The Council of Governors holds the Board of Directors to account and seeks to ensure the continued success of the Foundation Trust through effective management, partnership working and maintaining NHS values and principles.
The Council of Governors meets formally four times a year. Governors are involved in hospital committees and working groups and also provide input into specific projects where their particular expertise or perspective is valuable.