Elections

Elections to the public and staff governor positions on the QVH council of governors take place annually, ready for new governors to begin their term of office on 1 July. Each eligible member of the foundation trust is entitled to vote. Formal notices of the nomination and elections processes, and the results, are published on this website.

An independent election scrutineer is appointed to oversee each election on behalf of the trust. Recent changes in legislation now enable online voting for those members who provide us with an email address. Members without email will continue to receive their ballot papers by post.

You don’t need qualifications or specific experience to be a governor, just commitment, some spare time and a genuine interest in working with the hospital to provide the best services for patients. For more information, please contact our deputy company secretary on 01342 414200 or hilary.saunders@qvh.nhs.uk.

2016 Election results

Following the deadline for nominations for this year’s election, the public constituency of Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex was uncontested.  Therefore, the following candidates were elected unopposed.

Candidate Term of office
BURKHILL-PRIOR, Wendy 3 years (1st term)
CHIMONAS, Milton 3 years (2nd term)
DUDGEON, Robert 3 years (2nd term)
SHORE, Peter 3 years (1st term)

2015 Election results

1,607 public members (19.2% of eligible members) voted in the election of public governors held in May/June 2015. The elected governors listed below began their term of office on 1 July 2015.

Candidate Term of office
HALLOWAY, Christine Elected for 3 years
HAROLD, John Re-elected for 3 years
RUDIN, Rodabe Elected for 3 years

2014 Election results

1,858 public members (21.1% of eligible members) voted in the election of public governors held in May/June 2014. The elected governors listed below began their term of office on 1 July 2014.

Candidate Term of office
BEESLEY, Brian J Re-elected for 3 years
BELSEY, John Elected for 3 years
CUNNINGTON, Jenny Re-elected for 3 years
DABELL, John Re-elected for 3 years
GLYNN, Angela Elected for 3 years
HIGGINS, Anne Re-elected for 3 years
MARTIN, Tony Elected for 3 years
ORMAN, Christopher Re-elected for 3 years
ROCHE, Glynn Elected for 3 years
SANTI, Gillian Re-elected for 3 years
SHAW, Michael Re-elected for 3 years
WICKENDEN, Peter Re-elected for 3 years

Previous elections

For information about the results of previous elections, please refer to the trust’s annual reports or contact our deputy company secretary on 01342 414200 or hilary.saunders@qvh.nhs.uk.