Notice is given that By-elections will be held for the
Council of Members of The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust,
for one Governor in each of the following Public
Rest of England, Shropshire and Wolverhampton South
Elected without Contest -
Wolverhampton South East New
of Persons Nominated
The highest level of involvement as a member will be to stand
for election as a Governor and represent the interests of
What is the Council of Members?
The Council of Members will act as guardians of the Trust on
behalf of local communities and staff. It will ensure that the
Trust complies with the terms of its authorisation as a NHS
Foundation Trust and will meet regularly to advise the Board of
Directors Trust’s development and strategies.
The Council of Governors will be elected by our membership or
appointed by our partner organisations such as Primary Care Trusts
and Local Authorities, to ensure that their views are
To find out more about the
Council of Governors, including what is involved in being a
Governor, please click here.
What will the Council of Governors look
The following table gives the breakdown of the Council of
| Public Governors = 18
|| Staff Governors = 5
|| Appointed Governors = 9
|4 Wolverhampton North East
4 Wolverhampton South East
4 Wolverhampton South West
2 South Staffordshire
1 Rest of England
|1 Medical / Dental
1 Nursing/ Midwifery (qualified and non-qualified)
1 Allied Healthcare Professionals & Healthcare Scientists
(qualified and non-qualified)
1 Administrative & Clerical /Senior and General Managers
|2 Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust
1 University of Wolverhampton
1 Wolverhampton Local Authority
1 University of Birmingham Medical School
1 Wolverhampton Youth Council
1 Voluntary Sector Organisation (LINks)
1 West Midlands Ambulance Trust
1 South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust
What is the role of Governors?
Governors do not undertake operational management of NHS
Foundation Trusts; rather they challenge the Board of Directors and
collectively hold them to account for the Trust’s performance and
advise on its future development.
Governors have a responsibility to represent their members’
interests, in particular with regards to the strategic direction of
the Trust. Legislation provides Governors with statutory
responsibilities and more details about their roles and
responsibilities can be found here.
Governors will play an important and highly effective role within
the Trust's governance processes and the Trust will support them
and ensure they are fully equipped to carry out their duties.
Governors will receive out of pocket expenses, but they do not
receive a salary.
Becoming a Governor - Elections and Notice of
Public Governors will be elected from the Trust’s membership and
the elections will begin on Tuesday 8th May 2012 and run through
until Tuesday 10th July 2012. Click on the link to read the
You have to be a member to take part. If you are not a member
but would like to be involved, you can sign
To be able to stand for election you have until Thursday 24th
May 2012 to sign up and complete a nomination form. To download a
nomination form please click here. If you need
assistance completing your nomination form click here to read the
If you have any queries about the Council of Members or the
election please click on the link below to submit your question
The answers to any questions asked about the Elections will
be posted on the Q&A section of the website.