Use your vote to elect governors to new Trust

Residents living in Huntingdonshire who have signed up to become members of their local hospital trust, will soon be invited to vote for the individuals they want to represent them on the Council of Governors of the new North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Voting papers are being issued from Wednesday 1 March 2017 to all members who were registered by 15 February 2017. The voting will be split between three constituencies (Huntingdonshire, Greater Peterborough and South Lincolnshire) to ensure that the three hospitals in the new North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust – Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital – will be fully represented on the new Council of Governors.

Members will be asked to vote for public governors who represent the hospital that is closest to them. There will be 17 public governors in total – six each to represent Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough City Hospitals, and five to represent Stamford and Rutland Hospital.

Stephen Graves, Chief Executive Designate of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I would encourage our Trust members to use their vote as this enables them to decide who will represent their interests when it comes to influencing how we run our hospitals.

“Our governors have played an important role in the past, and I expect this to continue as we form the new Trust. To have all three hospitals fully represented by public governors is absolutely vital and I am looking forward to working with the new Council of Governors from April.”

The Governor elections will run from 1 March to 22 March and the results are due to be formally announced on 24 March in readiness for the formation of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April 2017.