Five new public Governors have been elected to the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors following elections held in the Trust’s constituencies.
June Griffin, Sir Raymond Jack , Andrew Freemantle, Nicholas Sherman and Sarah Bealey were newly elected to public constituencies, with John Carvell, Chris Wain, Beth Robertson, John Markwell and Carole Noonan successfully re-elected.
The elections were held by Electoral Reform Services on behalf of the Trust.
The Trust has seven public constituencies. These are Salisbury City, South Wiltshire Rural, North Dorset, New Forest, Kennet, West Wiltshire and East Dorset. The number of Governors per constituency is based on the population, with Governors elected for a three year period.
Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “I would like to welcome our new public Governors and the five Governors who were successfully re-elected. Our Governors provide an essential link between the Trust and our members, feeding back information that can be used to help shape and plan our services for the benefit of our patients and I know that they will have an invaluable role to play as we move forward in the future.”
As well as public Governors, the Trust has staff Governors, and a patient/carer Governor who represents the interests of patients from the Trust’s specialist services. Two new Governors, Mandy Cripps and Brian Fisk were elected to the staff constituency, joining Lynda Weeks, Christine White Colette Martindale and Shaun Fountion who return unopposed. Existing patient carer/ representative Andrew Farrow also retains his seat.
Luke March said: “ I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Governors who were either unsuccessful or who stood down. I also want to acknowledge the tremendous commitment and invaluable contribution that all our Governors make to the membership , the Trust and of course to local people who use our hospital services.”
More details on the election results can be found at www.salisbury.nhs.uk under Foundation at the top of the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Homepage, where there is more about NHS Foundation Trust status and the benefits of joining as a member.”
Notes to Editors:
The Council Of Governors has a total of 25 Governors and meets formally four times a year, as well as in individual topic based groups. The Governors communicate regularly with their members through the Trust’s website, newsletter and constituency meetings. The full list of the new Council of Governors is:
Beth Robertson South Wiltshire Rural (Lead Governor)
Robert Coate South Wiltshire Rural
June Griffin South Wiltshire Rural
Sir Raymond Jack South Wiltshire Rural
Alastair Lack South Wiltshire Rural
John Carvell Salisbury City
Chris Wain Salisbury City
Celeste Collins Salisbury City
Paul Goldman North Dorset
Andrew Fremantle North Dorset
Sarah Bealey New Forest
John Markwell Kennett
Carole Noonan West Wiltshire
Nicholas Sherman East Dorset
Mandy Cripps Clerical Administrative and Managerial
Brian Fisk Volunteers
Shaun Fountain Medical and Dental
Colette Martindale Nurses and Midwives
Christine White Scientific, Therapeutic and Technical
Lynda Weeks Hotel and Property
Anita Pheby Wessex Community Action
William Moss Wiltshire Council
Lis Woods NHS Wiltshire
Elizabeth Stevens NHS Dorset
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170