Come along and meet the governors of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the next meeting of the Council of Governors on Wednesday 23 May, in committee rooms 1 and 2, level G, tower block, Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL at 2pm.
All Council of Governors meetings are held in public and local people are welcome to attend and observe first hand your governors at work.
The Council of Governors is made up of 14 public governors who represent the constituencies of Thurrock, Basildon, Brentwood and the rest of England. There are a further five staff and four appointed governors from partner organisations. Our governors play an important part in providing impartial and considered observations on the running of the trust, while also acting as a voice of the views, concerns and aspirations of the community and overseeing the plans and performance of Basildon and Orsett hospitals.
Public governors are elected by the public members of the NHS Foundation Trust. Anyone over the age of 12 can join and members over the age of 16 can apply to become a governor. Members receive a regular newsletter and can participate in surveys, focus groups, and meetings, if they wish.
Members of the public are welcome to submit questions in advance for this meeting. If you wish to raise a question, please contact Andrew Stride, corporate secretary, no later than 21 May at 5pm on 01268 524900 ext 3943 or email:
For more details about the meeting or becoming a member, phone the membership office on 01268 598975.