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Our Governors play a key role within the hospital, fulfilling a set of statutory responsibilities which they must discharge, including:

  • Appointing the Chairman and Non Executive Directors
  • Holding the Non Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board
  • Appointing the Trust’s external auditors
  • Receiving the Trust’s annual report and accounts
  • Representing the views of the Trust’s patients, the public, staff and stakeholder organisations

We have 18 governors from clinical and non-clinical staff groups, members of the public, many of which have been (or are) patients of the ROH, senior figures from the local universities or stakeholder organisations with which the ROH works closely.

Apply to be a governor:

From time to time, there is an opportunity to apply to be a public governor at the ROH. There are no specific qualifications needed; just a keen interest in the hospital and a commitment to making a positive difference at ROH.

Any of our members can stand for election as a governor, the criteria is:

  • You are an eligible member of our NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aged 16 or over
  • Public Governor must live in the area that they represent

All foundation trust members will be alerted to when the elections open. Sign up here.

The term of office for a public governor is three years, with the possibility of serving a further two three-year terms, if the governor is re-elected.

Our Governors