A driving force behind our Trust is the active involvement of members of the public, patients and staff through our Council of Governors. Our governors represent the views and interests of Trust members and the local community, to ensure our Trust is rooted in its community needs.

Role of governors

Our governors ensure we listen to the views of patients and people who live locally, along with our staff and other interested parties.They represent:

  • people who use our services
  • carers
  • members of the public
  • staff
  • partner organisations

They hold us accountable and ensure we can make improvements to our services, and the information we provide.

Governors provide input to decisions that affect the whole Trust, and may also take special interest in specific aspects of the organisation. For example, the quality of our services.

Our Council of Governors

Our Trust has 22 governors, which include:

The Council of Governors meet 6 times a year to provide feedback on developments and decisions at our hospitals. These meetings are open to the public, who are welcome to attend.

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Contact a governor

We welcome communication with your relevant governor.

Information:

Find out how to contact your governor.

Become a governor

Any Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust member can nominate themselves for governor vacancies in their constituency.

Elections are held most years, and the term of office for being a governor is 3 years.

Information:

Find out more about how to become a governor at our Trust.

Become a member

You can become a member of our Trust for free, if you live in Gloucestershire.

When you register as a member, you have real input in shaping the future of our hospitals.Join our foundation trust

Information:

Find out how to become a Trust member.

Annual members meeting

If you are a member of our Trust, you have the opportunity to attend our annual members meeting.

This is a chance to find out what is happening in our Trust, and to ask questions of:

  • the Chief Executive
  • the Chair
  • the Lead Governor
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