The Role of the Governor
IN THIS SECTION
The Board of Governors are the voice of the community, ensuring that local people have a say in the running of their hospital.
They are responsible for:
Representing the interests of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust members and partner organisations in the local health economy.
Regularly feeding back information about the Trust, its vision and its performance to the constituency they represent.
If necessary, chairing or attending relevant sub-committees.
Appointing the Non Executive Directors, including the Chair, of the Trust.
Appointing the Trust’s Auditor.
Working with the Board of Directors to produce plans for the future development of the Trust.
Receiving, at a public meeting, copies of the Trust’s annual accounts, auditor’s reports and annual reports, and
If concerns about the performance of the management board cannot be resolved at a local level, informing the Independent Regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts.
To register as a member of the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please complete the membership form, or register online.
On 1st April 2004, Stockport NHS Trust became just one of ten Trusts to be granted NHS Foundation Trust status. This is a tremendous achievement which confirms that the people of Stockport and the High Peak have one of the country’s most successful hospitals on their doorstep.
One of the key changes that NHS Foundation status brings is the closer involvement of our patients, our staff and the public, in influencing future developments. Everyone over the age of 16 who lives in our catchment area has the chance to become a member of the new Trust. Membership is free and members are eligible to stand for election as a Governor on the new Board of Governors. The Board of Governors represent the views of the Members.