Bradford and Keighley patients’ chance to have influence on hospitals (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Bradford and Keighley patients’ chance to have influence on hospitals
The chairman of Bradford Teaching Hospitals stressed the importance of patients’ voices being heard as he appealed for members of the public to join its Council of Governors.
The role of the governors is to make sure the views of the local community, staff and partners groups are heard when decisions are made about the city’s hospitals.
The vacancies are for the Keighley and Bradford West areas, along with one staff governor, and anyone interested in standing for election is asked to call 0208 889 9203 or e-mail Ciara.firstname.lastname@example.org to request a nomination form.
Nominations need to be returned, along with an election statement of no more than 250 words, by noon on October 21.
Trust chairman David Richardson said: “The Council of Governors plays a very important part in the running of our six hospitals. It is important that people stand as governors so we have patients’ voices and those from our local communities represented in the important decisions that we make.
“Bradford Teaching Hospitals actively encourages its members to take part in all aspects of hospital life and this is one more way that people can get involved.”
An information booklet providing a comprehensive overview on the governor’s role is available and a pre-election governor information session will take place on Wednesday from 10am to 11am, in the trust headquarters meeting room in Chestnut House at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
To book a place at the information session, e-mail Sheridan.Osbourne @bthft.nhs.uk or for an informal chat first, contact the trust’s corporate governance manager Jacqui Maurice, on (01274) 382685 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Ballot papers will be distributed to members within the relevant constituencies on November 12.
The Council of Governors meets formally four times a year and governors also sit on hospital committees, lead on working groups and support a range of projects.
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