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Introducing our first Council of Governors


Tuesday 05 February 2013

Twenty-one new Governors have been elected to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, marking another significant step towards attaining NHS Foundation Trust Status during 2013.

Over the last 4 weeks, RCHT members – staff and public – from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been involved in electing the Trust’s first Council of Governors.  Sixteen Public and Staff Governors will represent five geographic areas and staff groups within the hospital, together with 5 appointed Governors from RCHTs partner organisations.

Chairman Martin Watts said: “Our Trust members have elected a strong Council of Governors to represent their views and those of local people and I am very much looking forward to working with them. The role of a Governor is an important one, providing a direct link between the Trust and our community. Our Governors will engage with local members to gather their feedback and ensure their voice plays an influential part in the future development of RCHT.”

The Public Governors are as follows:

East Cornwall

  • Max Hailey
  • Mike Nicholls

Central East constituency

  • Andy Cole
  • Tracey Collins
  • Roland Fox

Central West constituency

  • Jane Adams
  • Beatrice Dyer
  • Keith Hughes

West constituency

  • Chris Goninan
  • Graham Webster

The Isles of Scilly

  • Steve Manning

The Staff Governors are as follows:

  • Nick Hollings (Registered Medical Practitioner)
  • Jeremy Gilbert (Registered Nurse)
  • Susan Hawkins (Allied Healthcare Professional)
  • Kevin Bolt (Support staff)
  • Rachel Newman (Registered Medical Practitioner)

There will be an additional 5 Appointed Governors from our partner organisations:

  • Isles of Scilly Council
  • Cornwall Council
  • Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
  • University of Exeter
  • Plymouth University

Martin Watts added, “This is a very exciting time for the Trust, the Governors will be an essential part of the organisation and help us ensure we continually provide improving standards of care for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”

The Governors will now go through a training program to prepare them for their first full Council of Governors meeting on the 7th March 2013. The full list of dates will be published on our website in the upcoming months.

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