Foundation Trust

Governor Elections 2019

Notice of Election

Public Governor Election 2019

We are excited to inform you that on 29th August, we opened our third constituency-wide election for new Governors since becoming an NHS Foundation Trust hospital in 2014.

We have five vacancies across the City of Bath, North East Somerset, Mendip, North Wiltshire and South Wiltshire constituencies

The nomination period is only open for a short amount of time and the deadline for nomination forms is 5pm on 16 September.

The last date for candidate withdrawal is 19 September.

If you are interested in standing as a Governor and would like some further information on the role of a Governor, please contact the Membership Office on 01225 821262.

Nomination forms are now available and you can complete one on the election website at If you would prefer to receive a nomination form via post please contact the election administrator using the contact details below:

Phone: 0345 209 3770 Post: UK Engage,
10 Acorn Business Park,
Heaton Lane,
Stockport, SKA 1AS

Who can become a Governor?

You do need to be a member of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH), but no formal qualifications are required, just enthusiasm, a willingness to ask questions, be open to ideas, and a desire to make a difference by getting involved in your local hospital.

The RUH will provide you with an induction, plus ongoing training and development, to help you in your role as a Governor.

What does a Governor do?

The role of an RUH Governor is to help ensure t he Trust delivers services which meet the needs of patients, carers, staff and local stakeholders. Governors do this by creating stronger links with the communities we serve by reflecting patient and public views and interests and by carrying out some particular duties as defined in the Trust Constitution.

Your key role as a Governor would be to ensure that the views of local people are heard and fed back to the Board of Directors. Governors do not undertake operational management of the Trust; rather they collectively hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors.

For more information about the role of a Governor you can request a copy of our 'Becoming a Governor' handbook from our Membership Office.

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