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Your chance to stand as a KGH Governor

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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 North Northamptonshire (the Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden areas) can stand for election to become a Public Governor in their local area if they are over 16.

We want to attract candidates from all ethnicities, faiths, genders, ages, disabilities and community groups to ensure our local areas are well represented.

Corby Public Governor David Harland, said, “As a hospital governor you can raise your experiences of the hospital - and those in the community you serve - with the hospital’s Executives Directors and other senior staff. 

“The Trust’s Council of Governors can, and do, make a difference and the management team listen and respond to our concerns.”

The seats that are available

There are currently nine seats available on our Council of Governors.

Four Public Governor seats in Corby, two in Welllingborough, one in Kettering, one to cover the rest of the UK, and one staff-only seat.

There are no vacancies in the East Northamptonshire Constituency (including Rushden and surrounding areas) or the West Northamptonshire Constituency (covering Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire) this year.

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. No experience or skills necessary, training and support provided along with reasonable expenses.

Mr Harland added, “When I first joined, like most people with no experience in health care, I knew very little about the NHS or our local hospital.

“However, training sessions and support are provided, and the staff have been very good at helping newcomers like myself adapt to the role.” 

Governors must be able to commit to attend quarterly Council of Governor meetings with the opportunity to observe other key committees. More information on becoming-a-governor and membership of KGH here.

For more information on standing for nomination, contact KGH’s Governor and member lead, at sue.broome@nhs.net, or phone Sue Broome, 0777 3658937. You must make your application to stand as a Governor by 5pm on September 7.

Election voting opens on 23 September to 17 October, with successful candidates announced 18 October, 2022. 

If your need urgent care contact NHS111

If you have a minor injury or illness or need urgent treatment Corby Urgent Care Centre is here for you, as well as visiting NHS111

You can book your appointment to be seen at Corby Urgent Care Centre by visiting 111.nhs.uk

You can still walk into the Centre but you may wait longecontact NHS111r to be seen.

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