Elections to the public and staff governor positions on the QVH council of governors take place annually. 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 email  Leonora May, Company Secretary, at leonora.may1@nhs.net

Becoming a QVH public governor

Nominations have now closed to put yourself forward to become a QVH public governor in 2023. The election will take place between 16 May 2023 and 12 June 2023. The new governors will take up their role from 1 July 2023.

For information about the results of previous elections, please refer to the trust’s annual reports or email  Leonora May, Company Secretary, at leonora.may1@nhs.net