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The RD&E Council of Governors

Working alongside the Trust's Board of Directors, the RD&E's Council of Governors collectively hold the Directors to account and ensure that the interests of the Trust's members are taken into account. RD&E Governors have shown great commitment in representing the views of local people and helping the RD&E to shape its plans for the future. 


This means discussing things like major new service developments, the annual report and accounts, and how members are being recruited and kept informed. They are also responsible for the appointment and remuneration of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors of the Trust.


Governors also meet with people in their local community or staff group, to help report back on what happens at Council of Governor meetings, and to listen to ideas and opinions from members of the public and staff. Our Governors are elected by staff and the public, or nominated by some of our partner organisations. There are 26 Governors in total.


Have your say! Your hospital needs you! - Elections to Council of Governors 2016


Nominations for this year’s elections closed on Wednesday 27 July 2016.


We now move to a vote in our three public constituencies with voting packs being sent to public members on 16 August 2016.  The packs will provide all the details on the candidates and how to cast your vote, which must be returned to ERS, the election company, by 5pm on Tuesday 6 September 2016. You can read our Notice of Poll


In our staff constituency, there will not be an election with Hazel Hedicker re-elected uncontested for a term of three years and Catherine Geddes elected uncontested for a term of two years (terms were decided by the drawing of lots). You can read the Uncontested Report.


If you would like to receive information from us about the next round of elections, please contact us on 01392 403977 or email and we can register your interest.








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