University Hospitals Bristol (UHB) is holding governor elections over the coming months, and it would be great to increase carer representation on this board.
As a Foundation Trust, UHB has a Council of Governors which represents the views of local people when key decisions are made. The Council of Governors is made up of 29 people: patients, carers, staff, health partners, and representatives of the wider public. UHB will be holding elections for 13 public governor seats over the coming months, and is looking for people who would be interested in making a positive contribution to their hospitals to stand for election.
If you are a carer and want to give your community a voice, you might be interested in nominating yourself to be a governor. No particular skills or experience are necessary, but potential governors should have an interest in the NHS and the time, energy and enthusiasm to represent the views of others. To stand for election you need to be 16 or over and to be a member of the Trust – if you are not already a member you can register for free at: http://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/membership/
Nominations will be open from 7 March-4 April 2019. There will be a ballot in May, and successful candidates would take up office on 1 June 2019, generally for a three-year term of office. To find out more about the governor role and how to nominate yourself for election, please contact the UH Bristol Membership Team for an information pack on 0117 342 3764 or FoundationTrust@UHBristol.nhs.uk or visit www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/elections.