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We open our doors to all for Council of Governors meeting

Posted on: Monday 23 Jul 2018

The next quarterly public meeting of the Council of Governors of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust will take place on Wednesday 1 August, 5.45-8pm at St. Aidan’s Church of England High School, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, HG2 8JR (The Hatcher Room, next to Constance Green Hall).

Items on the agenda include an update from Dr Ros Tolcher, Chief Executive, on strategic and operational matters including the Trust’s fundamental standards of care, performance and finance. There will be presentations from the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and the Trust’s External Auditors on the Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18, and Governors will be talking about key areas of work they are involved in. Attendees will also be able to meet their newly elected Governors on the Council.

Angela Schofield, Trust 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 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.

“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 one week before the meeting: https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/about/council-of-governors/governors-meetings/

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For further information please contact:

Paul Widdowfield, Communications and Marketing Manager, paul.widdowfield@hdft.nhs.uk and 01423 557470.