Governor elections

Our 24 Governors represent the interests of the members and the general public, and they hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board.

Would you like to play a part in the future of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust? Put your name forward to become a Governor.

The Trust is committed to being an exceptional provider of healthcare.  As an elected Governor, you would make a creative contribution to the life of the Trust and be involved in representing the interests of your local community.

2019 Council of Governors Election

Notice is hereby given that elections will be held for the Council of Governors of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.  Elections are to be held for the following number of Governors in the following constituencies and classes:

Constituency and Class                                                               

Public – Harrogate and surrounding villages  (two seats)

Public – Wetherby and Harewood (one seat)

Staff – Medical Practitioners (one seat)

Staff – Nursing and Midwifery (one seat)

Timetable:

Notice of Election – 17 May 2019 – click here to view.

Deadline for receipt of nominations – 5 June 2019

Publication of Statement of Nominations – 6 June 2019 – please click here to view.

Deadline for candidate withdrawals – 10 June 2019

  • Doug Masterton is duly elected unopposed as Public Governor for Wetherby and Harewood – click here to view Declaration of Candidates Elected Unopposed
  • Loveena Kunwar is duly elected unopposed as Staff Governor for Medical Practitioners – click here to view Declaration of Candidates Elected Unopposed

Notice of Poll/Issue of ballot packs – 20 June 2019 – please click here to view the Notice of Poll.

Close of Poll 5.00pm – 15 July 2019

Count and Declaration of Results – 16 July 2019

Keep checking this page for regular updates on the election process.

Find out more

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, find out more by contacting Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager via email at angie.colvin@hdft.nhs.uk or by phone 01423 554489.

Come along to an informal information session being held on Tuesday 28 May at 5.30pm in the Tutorial Room, Strayside Education Centre, 3rd Floor, Harrogate District Hospital.  You will have the opportunity to meet Chairman Angela Schofield, current Governors and ask any questions you may have.

Useful documents

Contact us

If you require further information on the election process, please contact:

Angie Colvin, Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager: 01423 554489 or angie.colvin@hdft.nhs.uk.