• Doncaster Royal Infirmary on the search for new governors

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    January 25, 2019
    The NHS Trust which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) is holding elections to appoint eight new members to its Council of Governors.

    Governors play a vital role in representing the public and influencing how their local hospitals make plans to improve and develop services. The representatives also hold the Non-executive Directors of the Board to account and ask important questions on behalf of local residents, to ensure the Trust is heading in the right direction.

    Suzy Brain England OBE, Chair of the Board at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “Public and staff governors get involved in activities to better understand what we do. They input views and give voice to our community in discussions about our local hospitals.

    “The role is extremely rewarding and contributes significantly towards enhancing the services that we offer to patients. If you want to apply your skills and dedicate a small portion of your time to an active role in our local hospitals, then please consider standing as a governor and give a voice to local people.”

    The Trust is encouraging enthusiastic residents to apply, emphasising that special qualifications are not a requirement. All you need is the right level of motivation and a real desire to help improve patient care.  Anyone who is a registered member of the Trust, so long as they are aged over 16, is eligible to put themselves forward.

    For successful candidates, the Trust will provide all necessary training, advice and support. Governors who are elected will be in post for of three years and will be eligible to stand for re-election at the end of that period. As a governor, you will also need to commit time to attending the organisation’s Annual Members Meeting and four Council of Governors’ meetings a year, as well as numerous briefings and training.

    Nomination packs are available here, while the closing date for entries is 11 February 2019.  Successful candidates will take up role 1 April 2019.
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