Find out about the Trust at open meeting

The next quarterly public meeting of the Council of Governors of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust will take place on Wednesday 3 May at 5.45pm at The Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ (in The Cover Room).

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, the Chief Nurse will be presenting the Trust’s Quality Priorities for 2017/18, there will be updates regarding the recruitment process for a new Chair and a new Non-Executive Director, and Governors will be talking about key areas of work they are involved in.

There will also be a presentation on how the Trust is responding to the National Apprenticeship Strategy and increasing the number of apprenticeship opportunities across all areas of the organisation.  Initial focus will be on creating Apprentice Care Support Workers with other types of apprenticeship programmes being rolled out over the coming year.

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 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 are delighted to be sharing information about our apprenticeship programmes; this is an excellent opportunity for local people of all ages with different work and life experiences to take up a career in the NHS. The programmes will also be available to our current workforce to enable them to progress their career.”

We welcome the participation of any member of the  public at our meeting and questions may be sent in advance by email to 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 –