Once you are a member of the Trust you can vote for Governors or even stand to become a Governor.

Interested in becoming a governor?

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).

Meet the Governors

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.

What does a Governor do?

You would be expected to attend all the Council of Governor meetings (usually 5 or 6 a year) and some of our sub group meetings, and apart from that you can give as much or as little time as you can spare.

As a Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust governor, your main role is to hold the Trust’s non-executive directors to account for the performance of the board and 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

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.