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Media Release

Date: 6 November 2020

Introducing the RUH's new Public Governors

Voting has ended and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the following candidates have been chosen by its members to be Public Governors for the following constituencies:

  • Dr Nesta Collingridge-Padbury - City of Bath
  • Suzanne Harris - North East Somerset
  • Peter McCowen - North Wiltshire
  • Anna Shantry - North Wiltshire
  • Jill Scott - South Wiltshire

Mendip and Rest of England and Wales constituencies were uncontested and the following candidates were elected unopposed:

  • John Osman - Mendip
  • Virginia McNab - Rest of England and Wales

Anna Shantry
Anna Shantry
Anna Shantry said: "I am ecstatic to have been elected as Governor. Having lived in North Wiltshire for over 25 years, it is a privilege to have this opportunity to represent the community and ensure that people have access to the patient-centred care they deserve."

Jill Scott said: "I am delighted to have been elected as Governor for South Wiltshire - to have the opportunity to give something back to the RUH and my local area is wonderful. I feel that this is a fantastic chance to help to ensure that good healthcare is provided across our community."

Jill Scott
Jill Scott
In total, 23 candidates put themselves forward for the role of Public Governor and members had the opportunity to make their vote by post or online.

Trust Chair Alison Ryan said: "Many congratulations and welcome to our new Governors who have now started their three-year term. It is really important that our members have a voice and, through our Governors, we will be able to hear it. This will help us further improve the Trust's services for both patients and staff. I am looking forward to working with them as the RUH develops to cope with ever-increasing demands and opportunities.

"I'd also like to thank everyone who nominated themselves and express my thanks to the Governors who have now finished their terms and left us, as they did a tremendous job."

The new Governors have all been elected for the first time and will go on to represent the Trust's 11,430 public members on the Council of Governors.

Trust members will have the opportunity to meet the new Governors at future virtual constituency meetings and events, and the candidates will feature in in the winter edition of the Trust's Insight magazine which will be issued in December.


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