Our members are an essential part of our future as a NHS Foundation Trust. We believe that local people, patients and staff have a real say in how their hospital services are delivered by becoming a member. We are keen to encourage as many people that want to join us to do so. There is no cost to becoming a member and there are no obligations on your part.
NHS Foundation Trust status brings with it a number of new and exciting opportunities. We already enjoy considerable support from local people and our staff. We believe that many will welcome new ways in which
they can have an active involvement in their local hospital. Others may prefer a less active role, but may still
want to be kept up-to-date on the planning of local health services.
What is the make up of the membership?
Members are drawn from three groups - Public, Patients and Staff. Public members are the local people that
come from our general emergency catchment area and live within one of six areas known as constituencies.
The Public Constituencies are shown in the map of the Trust's catchment area.
Constituences and Governors
Patient/Carer members live outside the general emergency catchment area and have been treated in the Trust's specialist services since 1 January 2003.
- plastic surgery
- cleft lip and palate
- spinal injuries.
What can members do?
shape the future direction of the hospital
get actively involved in the planning and monitoring of services
tell us about the needs and expectations of the local community
be consulted over future developments
stand and vote in elections for governors
share ideas and experiences that lead to continued service improvements
take back ideas and plans to the local communities or staff groups
attend special events to get an inside view of the hospital.
As a member you decide on the level of involvement that you want to have.
Register to become a member