Voting has now opened for the election of Public Governors to the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.
Public governors play a key role in helping to shape the RUH Trust’s services and plans for the future, so it’s important that residents have their say and vote for the candidate that they think can best represent their views.
Voting is open to all of the RUH’s members who signed up to membership before 22nd September and who live in the following constituencies:
- City of Bath
- North East Somerset
- North Wiltshire
- South Wiltshire
You can find out more about those standing for election here.
As only one candidate put themselves forward for election in the Mendip and Rest of England and Wales constituencies, members in these constituencies will not have the opportunity to vote as both constituencies are uncontested.
The role of a Governor is vital in ensuring that the RUH 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.
“I have worked with Governors for the last six years, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and found their insight and challenge invaluable.
“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.”
All voting and candidate information will have been sent via email or post and members can vote online here.
Voting runs until 5pm on 30th October 2020 and the results will be announced on 2nd November 2020.
If you have any questions, have not received a ballot pack or are unsure whether you are eligible to vote, contact the Membership Office on 01225 821262 / 826288 or via email at [email protected]