Isle residents have the chance to become a hospital governor

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Think you have what it takes to influence local hospital services?

If so then step forward and nominate yourself as a Trust governor. There are two vacancies currently available, one in North Lincolnshire and the other in North East Lincolnshire.

Governors are the link between the hospital members and directors, responsible for conveying information about affordability, service plans and health improvement initiatives.

People interested in nominating themselves for the post or those wanting to vote must be registered as Trust members by Friday October 10. The deadline for nominations is Monday October 13.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust will be piloting its governor elections electronically this time – one of very few Trusts in the country to do so - to benefit efficiencies in communication.

Current members can provide their e-mail address direct to the membership office via or use the Trust website. New members can register by visiting or call (01724) 387946.

Deadline for candidate withdrawals is Friday October 17 followed by the issue of ballot packs on Tuesday October 28. The voting poll will close at 5pm on Thursday November 20 with results announced on Friday November 21.

Anyone interested in becoming a hospital governor is invited to attend roadshows which will be put on to provide more information about the role.

Led by the Trust’s chairman, a non-executive director and a current governor, they will be held on:

· Wednesday October 1, from 5.30pm to 7pm, in Grimsby hospital’s main boardroom

· Friday October 3, from 10am to 11.30am, in room two at Butterwick House, Scunthorpe hospital

· Wednesday October 8, from 5.30pm to 7pm, in the lecture hall, Butterwick House, Scunthorpe hospital

· Thursday October 9, from 10am to 11.30am, in the chairman’s office at Grimsby hospital.

The roadshows will start promptly and confirmation of attendance must be provided to make sure the session is not cancelled.

To book a place, e-mail