Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has more than 12,500 members who provide a local voice and have a say on how the hospital is run.
Members are local people and staff from all walks of life who elect the governors on the Council of Governors and help to shape hospital services in Barnsley to benefit local people. The minimum age to become member is 14 but there is no maximum limit.
Members receive a quarterly news magazine, and can raise their concerns and interests with the members’ office or with any of the elected governors.
They are also involved in the patient and public involvement work, which looks at specific aspects of the hospital and asks for member opinions through consultations. How much members get involved is entirely up to them.
- Interested in becoming a member? Download the membership form (updated Jan 2012 – Microsoft Word format .doc).
Why become a member?
People join as members for different reasons. Some people just want to receive regular information about the hospital while others want to make a difference and give their views on future plans.
Becoming a member:
- Helps you find out how we are performing
- Keeps you up-to-date with changes
- Lets you have a say in how things are run
- Gives you access to hundreds of great discounts (see below)
Becoming a member also means you can vote in elections for the Council of Governors or stand for election yourself and truly represent the voice of local people!
As a member you are also entitled to use NHS Discounts. A service usually accessible for NHS staff and their families only.