Elections being held for trust governors to help shape future of Dudley NHS

Patients and carers are being invited to help shape the future of the NHS in Dudley borough.

Elections being held for trust governors to help shape future of Dudley NHS

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is holding elections for governors who will help NHS bosses understand the needs of their local communities.

Vacancies are available in Dudley North and Halesowen as well as staff constituencies of nursing and midwifery; allied health professionals and health care scientists; and medical and dental.

Anyone who is a Foundation Trust member is eligible to stand for election.

A spokesman for the trust said: "Governors provide a vital link between the trust and the communities it serves. Standing for election is a great opportunity for patients, their partners and carers to influence the way healthcare is provided.

"Governors play an important part in the governance of the trust and work closely with the Board of Directors advising on local health issues. This is a voluntary role requiring a commitment of around two days a month which may include evenings.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 28 with the election closing on June 10 and results announced three days later.

For anyone wanting to find out more about the elections can attend drop in sessions on Tuesday, April 19 between 5pm and 6pm and Thursday, April 21 between 5pm and 6pm at the Foundation Trust office. For more information phone 01384 321124 or email dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net.

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