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, Deputy Company Secretary, at leonora.may1@nhs.net

2021 election results

Public election. Following the deadline for nominations for election, the public constituency of Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex and South London, an election was held in January 2021 and governors appointed. You can read the full list here.

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