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The next quarterly public meeting of the Council of Governors of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) will take place on Saturday 6 February at 10.45am at St. Aidan’s Church of England High School, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, HG2 8JR (in The Hatcher Room, next to Constance Green Hall).

Topics being discussed include volunteering and education, patient and public involvement and patient safety visits to clinical areas.

There is also the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the Governors and senior Trust staff.

Sandra Dodson, HDFT Chairman, said: “We would be delighted to welcome members of the public to our quarterly Council of Governors meeting to see presentations from the Governors and senior Trust executives. There is also the opportunity to ask questions about aspects of the Trust’s forward strategy, quality of service and operational performance.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to come along and ask questions about any service that we provide either in the hospital or the community.

“Our Governors represent the interests of the Trust members and the general public we serve and this public meeting provides the opportunity to see them in action and engage with them both formally and informally.”

Items on the agenda include an update from the Chief Executive on key issues and the Trust’s fundamental standards of care, performance and finance and an update from a Non-Executive Director on Patient Safety Visits and the plans for this year. Governors will be talking about key areas of work they are involved in and there will be a Q&A session for members of the public and Governors.

We welcome the participation of any member of the public at our meeting and questions may be sent in advance by email to nhsfoundationtrust@hdft.nhs.uk or by telephone to the Foundation Trust Office on 01423 554489 or questions can be tabled to the Chairman at the beginning of the meeting or during the mid-meeting break.

Papers will be available at the meeting or can be accessed from the website.