Our Governors

Our Governors play a valuable role by holding our Non-executive Directors to account, ensuring the interests of the Trust’s members are taken into account and helping to shape our plans for the future.

Interested in becoming a governor?
We will soon be holding elections to recruit Governor’s, if you or anyone you know are interested in being a Governor please see here for more information

What does a Governor do?

The main role of the governors of Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust is to hold the Trust’s non-executive directors to account for the performance of the board and to represent the interests of members and the Barnsley public.

  • Having a say in the hospital’s future plans
  • 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

Being a Governor doesn’t take up as much time as you might think. The minimum commitment to being a Governor at Barnsley Hospital is around 10 hours per year – this is to attend our regular Council of Governor’s meetings. These meetings are done online and full IT equipment and advice is provided.

Our Governors play an important role in the running of the Trust. Meet all of our current Governors and get an insight into where they come from and what they do on our meet the governors page.

How do we choose our Governors?

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 17 patient and public governor seats on the council.

There are five 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, Barnsley CCG and Barnsley CVS (Community and Voluntary Services).

Are you ready to join us? Apply to become a Governor here.

Want to know more?

Contact the Governors’ office on 01226 431818 or email: barnsleynhsft.governors@nhs.net.

Governor Portal
If you are a Trust Governor you can now access the new private Governor Portal of our website. – Access the Governor Portal here
Please note that this is a private area of the website that requires a login to access.