Stand and have your say in the NHS

24th June 2019

A local health organisation is asking Doncaster and Rotherham residents if they want to stand for election as Governors at their Trust.

Three ‘public’ seats, two to represent Rotherham and one for Doncaster, and one ‘service user / patient’ seat are up for grabs in the Governor elections at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). Now the public is being encouraged to find out more and get involved.

Once elected, Governors work alongside the Board of Directors to shape the Trust and represent the views of members.

Cheryl Watkinson, Membership and Governor Support, who is organising the elections at RDaSH, said: “Governors represent the views of and provide a link to our public and will help the Trust achieve its ambitions. Through our Council of Governors, that also includes service users, carers, staff and other partner organisations, we create a real opportunity to engage with our community and for people to find out what’s going on and help shape the way services are delivered. It’s a really interesting role so why not find out more about becoming a member and Governor.”

There are two drop-in sessions to find out more on:

  • Tuesday 9 July at MyPlace, St Anne’s Roundabout, Rotherham, S65 1PH between 2 and 4pm.
  • Thursday 11 July at Woodfield House, Boardroom 2, Tickhill Road Hospital Site, Weston Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 8QN between 4 and 6pm

Anyone who cannot make the two drop-in sessions can arrange a meeting with Cheryl at a convenient time and location.

For further information call Cheryl for a chat on 0800 015 0370 or email rdash.ftmembershipoffice@nhs.net.

More information is also available on the RDaSH website at www.rdash.nhs.uk/about-us/foundation-trust/election-news