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Become a Governor at LHCH

Date: 02 July 2020 02:53


The Coronavirus/Covid 19 pandemic has brought many challenges for the NHS and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. More than ever we need dedicated and enthusiastic Governors to help support and shape our strategic recovery plans.  Notice of Election has been given to fill the following Governor seats:

Public Constituency

Merseyside – 5 seats

Cheshire – 2 seats

North Wales – 2 seats

By becoming a Governor you could support us achieve our ambition to ‘be the best - leading and delivering outstanding heart and chest care and research’.  Governors help shape the future of our outstanding hospital and have a voice by representing the views of our members and the public.

To stand for election as a Governor you will need to:

  • Be able to spare a minimum of 3 hours every 3 months to attend Council of Governors meetings* (ideally more so you can participate in working groups and community events to support membership recruitment and engagement)
  • Have interpersonal skills including enthusiasm and a willingness to contribute
  • Have basic IT skills and access to email
  • Have some business skills including the ability to read and scrutinise performance reports and experience of human resources, finance or chairing meetings would be beneficial but are not essential.  However, support and training will be given as required.



You can obtain more information about the role and process by visiting www.cesvotes.com/lhch2020.  Notice of Election has now been given and the nomination form is available online.  Please complete the nomination form online by 30th July 2020.

For more information please contact Civica Election Services by calling 020 8889 9203 or by emailing ftnominationenquiries@CESvotes.com.  Alternatively you can contact the Membership Office by emailing Membership.office@lhch.nhs.uk or by calling 0151 600 1410.  You can read more about our Council of Governors here.


Council of Governors Meetings*

Please note Council of Governors meetings are normally held at the Trust.  However, in order to reduce the risks relating to Coronavirus (Covid 19), we will be holding our meetings remotely, via videoconferencing for the present time. It is therefore important that all prospective governors have access to a device that will enable them to participate. The Trust remains committed to conducting our meetings in an open and transparent way but in such unusual times, the public will not be able to attend in person. Council of Governors papers will be available on the Trust website in the usual way. We are looking digital options for enabling public access to CoG meetings, until such a time that it is safe for face to face meetings to resume.