Council of Governors
Welcome to the Council of Governors section of the Papworth Hospital website.
Our Council of Governors supports the work of the Trust outside of its formal meetings, advised by the executive directors and the chairman. Council of Governor’s committees play an important role, with the skills and experience of individual members providing a valuable asset to the Trust. Through the committees, governors have the opportunity to concentrate on specific issues in greater detail than is possible at a full meeting of the Council of Governors.
What is a Governor?
As a governor you will play a very important role in the Trust. You will act as a link between Foundation Trust members and the Board of Directors.
You will represent members and act as an ambassador for both the Trust and the membership. You will help us make sure that the views of members are heard at board level.
You will have a number of key responsibilities, such as:
- helping us plan for the future
- ensuring the trust is accountable to local people
- recruiting and developing members
- appointing or removing the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors
An effective council of governors is crucial to the success of the Trust and we will help you develop the skills you need to carry out your role as governor.
Meetings and minutes of the Council of Governors
The next meeting of the Council of Governors of Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be held on Wednesday 08 March 2017* at 11.30am in the Transformation Zone, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard.
If you plan to attend please call Communications on 01480 364240.
*Date to be confirmed.