NHS Trust seek local people interested in becoming Governors

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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit local people to join its Council of Governors.

Governors play an important role in the work of the Trust. Their role is to represent the interests of the public; they hold the non-executive directors to account for their performance, and review the annual report & accounts.

The Trust provides a range of community services in people’s homes, in clinics, GP surgeries and hospitals across Sussex (including Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit and the Inpatient Unit at the hospital).

Peter Horn, Chair, said:

Our governors play an important role in shaping the future of community services across Sussex. They help us to understand the needs of the local population and give voice to the communities that we serve.

They come from many different backgrounds and all walks of life, with a wide variety of skills and experience. So, if you are passionate about the NHS and want to help plot its course over the coming years, then you could be just the sort of person we are looking for.

Peter Horn, Chair, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

In total their are nine vacancies for Public Governors, including one representing our area (High Weald Lewes Havens).

For further information about the Trust and the role of Governors see their website www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk.

If you are interested you have until 24th January to nominate yourself for election. On the nomination form you have to say why you think you like to be a Governor and declare any vested interests.

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