Governor Drop in Sessions – You're Invited!
Date: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Time: 1.30 – 2.30pm
Venue: Outpatients Reception
Governors attending: Arthur Hughes & Brian Toner
Our governors represent the interests of the hospital’s local constituencies, which is why we are taking active measures to ensure our community has appropriate access to our governors.
We invite our local community, Birmingham residents, to attend our governor drop-in session next week as an opportunity to share their views, as well as find out more about foundation trust membership opportunities & the role of a governor.
All our patients, public & members will also be encouraged to give informal feedback about their recent experiences of care and any ideas for future, which Arthur & Brian will feed back to the Council of Governors & Trust Chairman, Yve Buckland.
To find out more about our Council of Governors and how to get involved, visit
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.