Your chance to get involved in the local NHS

Monday 19th February 2018

Your chance to get involved in the local NHS

Queen Victoria Hospital is looking for people from across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and South London who would like to get involved and know more about the local NHS to join its Council of Governors.

As an NHS foundation trust, Queen Victoria Hospital has a Board of Directors and a Council of Governors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategy and performance of the trust and the Council of Governors holds the Board of Directors to account for the trust’s performance.

Becoming a member of the Council of Governors is an opportunity to represent the local community and be involved in scrutinising decisions. The hospital is proud of its heritage and community spirit and has 20 members of the public sitting on its Council of Governors. Each voluntary term of office lasts for three years.

If you’d like to find out more about what being a member of the Council of Governors entails sign up now to attend one of two special information events. These will be held at the hospital itself in East Grinstead on Monday 5 March at 5.30pm and again on Thursday 15 March at 11.30am. Each event last approximately an hour and a half consisting of a presentation and a chance to ask your questions to the team. The events will explain more about how to formally put your name forward and the process for electing the Council of Governors.

If you’re considering standing for election it is essential you attend one of these. To book your place or to find out more please call Hilary Saunders on 01342 414200 or email If you’re unable to attend either of the events but would still like to put your name forward please email or call to discuss.

To stand as a member of the Council of Governors you should be aged 18 or over and live in Kent, Surrey, East or West Sussex, or South London. You must also complete a short online registration to become a member of QVH (this is free of charge and enables you to also receive updates on the hospital and vote in elections).

Find out more about the Council of Governors here.

For more information please contact the QVH Press Office on 01342 414508.