What does a member do?
Our Trust members are staff or people from the local community who care about the Trust, want to be kept informed about developments at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and have a say about how services are run and their future direction. The make-up of membership is varied and all member views are important. Members work with us as we try to develop world-class services for the people of Rotherham and the wider area.
The public membership of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is divided into eight constituencies. Public membership is open to everyone – the only restriction is that you must be over 16 years of age. Each constituency is shown on the map below (provided by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council) and each has its own public governor(s) elected to represent the views of the members living in those areas:
Rotherham South: Boston Castle, Rotherham East and Sitwell
Rotherham North: Kepple, Rotherham West, Wingfield
Wentworth South: Rawmarsh, Silverwood, Valley
Wentworth North: Hoober, Swinton, Wath
Rother Valley West: Brinsworth and Catcliffe, Holderness, Rother Vale
Wentworth Valley: Hellaby, Maltby, Wickersley
Rother Valley South: Anston and Woodsetts, Dinnington, Wales
Rest of England: covers all areas not within RMBC boundaries
In addition to the public membership there is a staff membership, which is divided into five constituencies. Staff are enrolled upon joining the Trust, but are able to opt-out if they wish. Staff wanting to do so can email their name, job title and department to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to contact your local governor…
Each constituency elects their own Governors to sit on the Council of Governors. The elections are run by an independent organisation using a single transferable vote system.
You can contact your local public governor by emailing email@example.com. Remember to put the name of the governor you want to contact in the subject line of your email.
Staff can contact their governors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Again put the name of the governor you want to contact in the subject line of the email.
Emails are received by the Corporate Governance Office, who then route the emails to the requested Governor.