Media Release

Nominations for QEH’s Governors’ Council open

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH) is calling for representatives to become a hospital Governor and help shape the Trust’s strategic plans.

Members of the local community who are interested in supporting the development of patient care at QEH and across Norfolk and Waveney, are encouraged to nominate themselves to represent their constituency, as a hospital Governor, before 5pm on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

The Governors’ Council is made up of the community served by the Trust. These are Publicly Elected Governors, Staff Governors and Appointed Governors. The Governors represent the interests of the Trust’s members and partner organisations and the Governors’ Council guides and influences decisions about spending and developing services. The Governors’ Council is also responsible for appointing and setting the remuneration of the Chair and Non-Executive Directors.

The Governors’ Council has responsibility for sharing information about key developments with NHS Foundation Trust members and other partners, for example, by providing a link between the Trust and local GP Practice Patients Participation Groups.

There are seats up for election across the four constituencies of West Norfolk, Cambridgeshire/Fenland, South East Lincolnshire and Breckland, North Norfolk and the rest of England. There are also seats for Clinical and Non-Clinical members of hospital staff.

To find out more and to register your interest, please email QEHKL@uk-engage.org.

You can also apply online at https://hub.ukevote.uk/QEHKL or phone: 0345 209 3770.

Nominations close Wednesday 7 December 2022 at 5pm.

Ends.

For further information, please contact Communications Team, media.enquiries@qehkl.nhs.uk or 01553 613216.

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