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. Following the merger process and the creation of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, we are currently going through an election process to appoint a new Council of Governors.
Our new Council of Governors will be 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.
In our new Council of Governors we will have 26 governors covering the following constituencies:
15 Public Governors
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:
To find out more about becoming a governor with us, read our governor election pack:
Governor Information Pack
Our constitution information is currently being updated, stay tuned for more details.