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Media Release

Date: 23 September 2022

Voting now open in RUH public governors election

Voting is now open to elect public governors to the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

Public governors play a key role in helping to shape the Trust’s services and plans for the future so it is really important that you have your say and vote for the candidate that you think can best represent your views.

Voting is open to all of the RUH’s members who signed up to membership before 31 August and who live in the following constituencies:

  • City of Bath
  • Mendip
  • North East Somerset
  • South Wiltshire

The role of a governor is vital in ensuring that the Trust delivers services that meet the needs of patients, carers, staff and local stakeholders, and that the views of local people are heard and fed back to the Board of Directors.

Alison Ryan, Trust Chair, said: “The role of a public governor is incredibly important and I would encourage all of our members who are eligible to vote to make sure they do so.

“Governors have an indispensable role in making the RUH publicly accountable for the services it provides. They are the voice of our members and local communities and bring valuable perspectives to our activities to effect real change so this is a really amazing opportunity for you to make your vote count.”

RUH Members can vote online here:

Voting runs until 5pm on Monday 17 October and the results will be announced on our website.

If you have any questions, have not received a ballot pack or are unsure whether you are eligible to vote please contact our Membership Office on 01225 826288 or via email at


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