We are authorised and regulated by independent regulators including NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have around 14,000 people who have joined us as Foundation Trust members.
We are accountable to our members via a body known as our Council of Governors, which works closely with our board of directors to help inform and influence our strategies and plans. Our Governors are made up of a number of elected public and staff members, as well as appointed representatives who are co-opted from other organisations such as local councils, businesses and the voluntary sector.
Our Council of Governors consists of 26 governors covering the following constituencies:
Governors represent the views of and provide a link to our public, staff and partner organisations.
Governors of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust will have the opportunity to:
Collectively, governors have an advisory, guardianship and strategic role within the governance of the Trust, which is crucial to our success.
You can stand for election to our new Council of Governors if:
Elections to our Council of Governors are now closed. Please find below the results of the election process. Governors will begin their Term of Office on 1st July 2019.
Our Governors play an important role and are a key link between staff members and the Board of Directors. The staff governors you elected work with the Board to help them understand the issues which are important to our workforce. You can help them do this by giving them your views about the Trust. Tell them how you feel about the Trust, how you think services could be improved, pass on the ideas and suggestions to improve patient care, or what’s important to you.
Employees of the Trust can come along and meet our Staff Governors on the following dates:
Sunderland Royal Hospital
11:30 – 14:00
South Tyneside District Hospital
Sunderland Eye Infirmary
Palmers Community Hospital
St Benedicts Hospice
Durham Treatment Centre
For Community Staff, if more convenient, please contact us to arrange an appointment with your staff governor. Alternatively, you can contact your staff Governors by emailing the Assistant Trust Secretary at Sylvia.firstname.lastname@example.org