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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Elections: Resumed
In October we are launching the process to find people who would like to stand for election to one of our fourteen public governor vacancies. This is an opportunity for you to represent the public constituency and be involved in scrutinising decisions taken by the Board and Council of Governors. Find out more here.
The election will take place between 18 December 2020 and 12 January 2021. The new governors will take up their role from 1 February 2021.
2019 election results
Public election. Following the deadline for nominations for this year’s election, the public constituency of Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex and South London was uncontested. Therefore, the following candidates were elected unopposed.
|Candidate||Term of office|
|HAROLD, John||3 years (1st term)|
|SHORE, Peter||3 years (2nd term)|