Becoming a member of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust gives you the opportunity to become more involved in your hospital. You can be involved in a number of different ways to suit your level of interest. For instance, you might be interested in simply expressing your support for the hospital by becoming a member and receiving a quarterly newsletter, whilst other members may wish to be more involved by taking part in surveys or perhaps attending presentations on clinical services at the Hospital. You make the decision on just how much, or how little, you want to be involved.
As a member you will be eligible to vote for Governors, so you can vote for a representative in your constituency, which can give you a line of communication for any issues you may wish to raise - direct to the Council of Governors. We are required to hold a public register of current members (name only) and their constituency, this information can only be viewed by appointment, by contacting the Chairman and Chief Executive's Office.
For information about the Council of Governors please click here.
If you would like to contact the hospital governors, please email:
Governors are not able to deal with complaints against the hospital trust but will ensure that your message is passed on to the most appropriate person. You can also find information about making a complaint here.
Qualification as public members will be defined on a residency qualification in three consitutencies. These are people over the age of 16 with addresses:-
The City of York and the wards of Ouseburn and Marston Moor
The Selby District area and the parishes of Bubwith, Ellerton, Foggathorpe and Wressle
The Hambledon District wards of Easingwold, Helperby, Huby & Sutton, Shipton, Stillington and Tollerton and White Horse
Ryedale and East Yorkshire, covering all of Ryedale and the East Riding wards of Pocklington Provincial, Wolds Weighton and the parish of Holme upon Spalding Moor
Whitby including the wards of Danby, Esk Valley, Fylingdales, Mayfield, Mulgrave, Streonshalh and Whitby West Cliff
The Scarborough Borough Council area
Bridlington and Driffield and the East Wolds and Coastal ward
This is open to those staff who are directly employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, if they have a permanent contract, have been on a series of short term contracts with more than 12 months service, or work within the Trust but are not directly employed.
The Staff Governor positions are Scarborough Hospital - 1 clinical and 1 non clinical, York Hospital -1 clinical and 1 non clinical and 1 for Community Services.
You will find more information about membership here. For any other queries please call the membership office on 01904 725233.