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Council of Governors

Our Council of Governors represents our staff, stakeholders and our local communities in the running of the Foundation Trust, under the terms of the Trust's constitution.

The Council of Governors' statutory duties include the appointment and removal of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors, the appointment of the Trust's auditors and the approval of changes to the constitution of the Trust. They also hold to account the Trust Board for its management of the Trust.

The Council of Governors has strong working links with the Trust Board. A joint meeting with the Board is held twice a year and Board directors attend relevant Council of Governors committees and participate in joint seminars.

Foundation Trusts recruit members and, from these members, Governors are elected to represent the views of local service users and staff.

You can find out more about the Council through the links above or more about our Governors in our Meet Your Governors page.

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital