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Our Council of Governors

Elected Governors

More than half of the Board of Governors are members of the public (including patients, carers and volunteers). The aim is to give local people a real say in the way in which the Trust is run. There are also a number of Governors appointed by the Trust’s stakeholder partners.

Any Member aged 18 and over is eligible to stand as a Governor representing their constituency. Governors are elected for a maximum term of three years; they can be re-elected but no Governor would serve for longer than nine years in total.

Public Constituency

Governors comprising:

  • Crewe and South Cheshire

  • Northwich and region

  • Cheshire Borders

Staff and Volunteers Constituency

Seven Governors comprising:

  • one elected by Medical Practitioners and Dental Staff class Members

  • one elected by Qualified Nursing and Midwifery Staff class Members

  • one elected by Other Professionally Qualified Clinical Staff class Members

  • one elected by Clinical Support Staff class Members

  • one elected by Non-clinical Support Staff class Members

  • one elected by Staff Belonging to Recognised Staff Organisations and Trades Unions

  • one elected by Volunteers class Members

Appointed Governors

In addition to elected Governors, we appoint Governors nominated by local stakeholder organisations. They are appointed for a maximum term of three years. We have one appointed Governors from each of the following organisations:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Cheshire West & Chester Council
  • Community and Voluntary Sector

Governor Profiles