Following the success of its first Governors’ Surgery in January, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is expanding its next sessions to include the Trust’s community services. So patients, members of the public and staff at the Rotherham Community Health Centre (RCHC) have a chance to go and chat with a Governor, as well as those visiting Rotherham Hospital.
On Wednesday 9th April 2014 the Trust will hold sessions between 9am and 11am and again from 4pm to 6pm both in the main entrance area of Rotherham Hospital and at the main reception area on the ground floor of RCHC.
Everyone is welcome to come along and find out about their local Governor and what they do, how they influence hospital decision making and find out about Trust membership and hospital service developments.
Sandra Lewis is one of the Trust’s Staff Governors based at RCHC. In addition to a Public Governor, she will be hosting the first Governors’ Surgery sessions at RCHC. Sandra said: “I think it is extremely important to engage with our staff and public members, because we as Governors represent their voice as a Trust Member. Governors’ Surgeries are a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face, to talk and listen to the general public and staff members about the views of the Trust.”
The time spent with members of the public and listening to their views and experiences is invaluable for the Governors. It helps them fully represent their constituents at board level and any feedback is highlighted to the Trust’s Executive Team and senior staff.
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 visit www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/GetInvolved/or call 01709 427800 for more information.