The Trust holds regular elections to
the Council of Governors. Governors are elected for the public
and staff constituencies by members. Governors are elected for
varying terms up to three years and may seek to be elected for
further terms, up to a maximum of nine years.
To become a Public Governor you must
be a "public member" of the Trust and over sixteen years of age
HERE for more details about becoming a "public member").
Public members may be eligible to stand for election in the public
constituency in which they live. If you are employed by the
Trust then you may be eligible to stand for election in the
appropriate staff constituency.
Further information on the what the
role of a Foundation Trust Governor entails can be found here.
For further information about how
to participate in the election process, please contact the
Foundation Trust (FT) Office, or independent election agents UK
Engage. In addition, more information about the Council
of Governors, together with details of the appointments of
individual Governors and their attendance at council meetings, is
shown in the Trust Annual Report.
'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