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Start the New Year by helping our Governors make a difference!

06 Jan 2015 15:51:32

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be holding its first Governors’ Surgery of the year on Wednesday 21st January 2014, for the public and Trust Members to meet their local Governors.

The Trust will hold sessions between 9am and 11am and again from 3pm to 5pm, both in the main entrance of Rotherham Hospital and the reception area of Rotherham Community Health Centre on Greasborough Road.

Deputy Lead and Public Governor for Rother Valley West area of Rotherham, Dennis Wray will be hosting one of the sessions and said: “Generally, a visit to the Trust is to undergo treatment or to accompany or visit a relative or friend. Just by being there you will have formed an opinion on a variety of subjects, waiting areas, ward cleanliness, staff attitudes. These opinions form a picture of how you view the Trust and are important as they may result in changes to make our services more effective.

“However we can only help to make possible changes if your views are known to us. The Governors of the Trust represent you and regularly hold Governor's Surgeries in order for you to both meet us, talk about the role of a Governor and to discuss any issues you may consider important to the effective running of the Trust.”

The Governors’ Surgery will be followed by an informal meeting that any member of the public or Trust is invited to on Wednesday 18th February 2015 between 2pm and 3pm, in the Boardroom on Level D of Rotherham Hospital. The meeting will be the opportunity for anyone considering nominating themselves for the role of a Governor to come and have a cup of tea and informal chat with our friendly staff and Governors.

Rebecca Ferguson, Membership Officer at the Trust, said: “If you have an interest in becoming a Governor, you can gain an insight into their work by speaking to them at our Governors’ Surgery or our informal meeting on the 18th February. We will also have information packs available for you to take away ahead of the Council of Governor’s Elections taking place in the coming months.”

For more information about the role of a Governor, please contact Rebecca Ferguson, Membership & Corporate Affairs Officer on 01709 427800 or email foundation.trust@rothgen.nhs.uk.  


For more information please contact Laurie Crabtree in the TRFT press office on 01709 426084 or email laurie.crabtree@rothgen.nhs.uk.  

Notes to Editor:

• Membership of the Trust is free and open to everyone aged 16 or over. Membership allows people to keep-up-to-date with Trust news, receive invitations to events and become eligible to vote, or stand in the Council of Governors elections. To join the Trust, go to www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/GetInvolved/  


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