The Council of Governors is made up of people who have joined as members of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and have been elected to stand on the council of governors by their fellow members. There are 16 patient and public governor seats on the council.
There are six staff governors’ seats which are elected by staff and cover all staff groups at the hospital.
There are seven governors’ seats which are nominated from partner organisations such as Barnsley Council, Barnsley College, NHS Barnsley and Voluntary Action Barnsley.
Whilst the Trust is managed by the Board of Directors, the Board is accountable to the Council of Governors.
What does a Governor do?
As a governor, you can give as much or as little time as you can spare. You can also support a range of activities across the hospital including:
Having a say in the hospital’s future plans
Representing patients, staff and public
Improving access and patient communications
Providing consultation and involvement
Focusing on environmental issues and hospital resources
Encouraging more people to become Trust members
Appointing the Trust’s external auditors
Appointing non-executive directors
Want to know more?
Contact the Governors’ office on 01226 435000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.