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Congratulations to our new governors

Congratulations to the new governors elected to the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors.

Six new governors were elected in March by local resident members to the Trust’s Council of Governors.

As a Foundation Trust, the Royal Surrey has over 7,500 public members and almost all of our staff are members. The Council of Governors is made-up of elected and appointed governors. The Royal Surrey members in public constituencies elect governors from the membership, and staff governors are elected by the members of their own staff group e.g. nurses, or administrative staff. Appointed governors represent stakeholder organisations such as the local council, university, or local charities.

Over the coming weeks we will introduce the new Governors to staff and our stakeholders. The Council of Governors represents the views of the Trust’s members and the wider public to the Trust, and the Trust to the public. The Governors hold the Trust’s Board of Directors to account, and appoints the Trust’s Chair and the non-executive directors. Governors play an advisory role in planning the Trust’s future direction and are an integral part of our Royal Surrey Family.

Sue Sjuve, Chair of the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted to welcome six new Governors to our Council of Governors. I am very pleased by the level of interest received in standing for election and the calibre, diversity and enthusiasm of the new governors. You are all very welcome to the Royal Surrey Family.”

The newly elected Governors and the constituencies they represent are as follows:  

Public Governors 

  • David Bentley – Rest of England
  • Dan Bishop - Guildford
  • Carol Magras – Woking

Staff Governors

  • Reena George – Nurses and Midwives
  • Bob Monteath – Other (Volunteers, Non-Direct)
  • Mr San Sunkaraneni – Medical and Dental

For more information on the role of the members and Governors please visit our Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust website.

We are keen to welcome new members so if you would like to become part of our Royal Surrey family then please complete the online form or call us on 01483 571 122 and ask for membership services. Alternatively, you can download a membership registration form and e-mail it to us at: rsc-tr.membership@nhs.net.

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