A GOVERNOR is being sought to represent Keighley, Shipley and Bradford West constituencies on the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust council.

The trust – which includes Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital – is also recruiting in the public membership constituency of the ‘rest of England and Wales’, for people living outside the district but with an interest in its hospitals.

Jacqui Maurice, the trust’s head of corporate governance, said: "The council of governors has an important role in making our foundation trust publicly accountable for the services it provides.

“It is important that people stand as governors so that we have patients’ voices and those of our local communities influencing the important decisions that we make.

“We actively encourage people to take part in aspects of hospital life and this is one more way that people can get involved.”

For further information and nomination forms visit cesvotes.com/bradfordteaching, call 0208 889 9203, e-mail ftnominationenquiries@cesvotes.com, text 2FT BT and your name and address to 88802, or write to Civica Election Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW.

Forms should be completed and returned by 5pm on Monday, October 28.

For an informal chat about the role call 01274 382685 or e-mail Jacqui.maurice@bthft.nhs.uk.