The creation of the NHS Foundation Trust has brought with it two major additions to the governance structure.
Firstly, we have established a Council of Governors (our equivalent of the Board of Governors as described in the legislation). The Council of Governors will provide support and advice to the Trust to:
ensure that the Trust delivers services that best meet the needs of patients and the communities we serve
ensure that the Trust provides high quality, effective and patient-focused services
ensure high standards of corporate governance and personal conduct
promote effective dialogue between the Trust and the local communities we serve.
In addition, the Council of Governors fulfils a number of formal functions such as the appointment of external auditors. The Council of Governors may, at a General Meeting, appoint or remove the Chairman and the other Non-Executive Directors of the Trust, although the decision to remove a Non-Executive Director would require the support of three-quarters of the Council of Governors.
The Council of Governors consists of public governors, patient governors and staff governors who have all been elected by their constituencies from the membership of the Foundation Trust. It also includes nominated representatives from partnership organisations. For a list of governors, follow this link.
The governors represent the interests of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust members and stakeholder organisations in the local health economy in the governance of the NHS Foundation Trust.
The Council of Governors meets four times a year in public and is chaired by the Chairman of the Trust, Alan Rose. Papers for the Council of Governors' meetings are available on request from email@example.com or telephone 01904 725075.
If you would like to contact the governors, please email the Lead Governor, Helen Mackman firstname.lastname@example.org .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.
You can read our constitution here.