Kettering General Hospital is calling for local residents to have their say in the future of our hospital by standing for election as a Public Governor.
Anyone from across Northamptonshire (Kettering, East Northants, West Northants, Corby, Wellingborough areas) can stand for election to become a Public Governor in their local area if they are over 16. Will you consider it? Elections close 26 September.
We want to attract candidates from all ethnicities, faiths, genders, ages, disabilities, and community groups, to ensure our local areas are well represented.
East Northants Public Governor, Simon Baylis, said “Being a Governor is a great way to give something back by supporting the hospital.
“As Governors we have a close working relationship with directors and senior managers and get involved at many levels.
“I believe with the move towards integrated care across the NHS this type of involvement will become increasingly important.”
The seats available
There are currently 18 seats available on our Council of Governors.
11 Public Governor seats available. We particularly want to hear from anyone in East Northants, as we have 4 seats available; followed by three in Kettering, two in Wellingborough, one in Corby, one in West Northants and seven NHS staff-only seats.
A key role of the Council of Governors is to hold the Non-Executive Directors, both individually and collectively, to account for the performance of the Board of Directors and to represent patients and staff. This is never more important for our hospital and NHS than now.
No experience or skills are necessary, and training and support is provided, including a laptop/iPad for NHS business only, along with reasonable expenses.
Governors must be able to commit to attend quarterly Council of Governor meetings with the opportunity to observe other key committees or meetings on a range of issues, depending on the time someone has available to contribute.
Individuals can nominate themselves. Find out more information on becoming a governor and membership of KGH.
For more information on standing for nomination, contact KGH’s Governor and member lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Sue Broome, 0777 3658937.
You must make your application to stand as a Governor by 5pm on September 26.
If more than one candidate stands for a seat, those will go out to vote by KGH members. Successful candidates will be announced on the 10 November.