Council of Governors

The Council of Governors plays an important role in the successful running of the Trust.

They are responsible for ensuring that our services and overall direction relate to the needs of the local communities that we serve.

Our governors:

  • Hold the non-executive directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the board of directors
  • Represent the interests of the membership of the Trust and the interests of the public
  • Comply with the NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance.

If you are interested in becoming a member or a governor, get in touch via
sc-tr.membership@nhs.net.

Elections in several constituencies will open on Friday 22 February and close at 5pm on Thursday, 14 March 2019.

Eligible members will be contacted via mail or post to put forward their vote.

More information about the election is available here.

The election process is being run by the Electoral Reform Service. See our formal notice of poll and view the statement of nominated candidates here.


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) has started the process of renewing its Council of Governors.

The council was first formed in 2015 as the organisation achieved Foundation Trust status.

Governors serve set terms once they are elected to represent local areas following a public vote.

 

Future meetings

Wednesday 20 March 2019
5.30pm – 8pm - Joint Council of Governors and Board of Directors Meeting
J1 Boardroom, Brighton General Hospital BN2 3EW

Tuesday 25 June 2019
4.30pm – 7pm
J1 Boardroom, Brighton General Hospital BN2 3EW

Wednesday 11 September 2019
Time TBC - Joint Council of Governors and Board of Directors Meeting followed by Annual Members Meeting
Venue TBC

Tuesday 10 December 2019
4.30pm – 7pm
J1 Boardroom, Brighton General Hospital BN2 3EW

Tuesday 17 March 2020
4.30pm – 7pm - Joint Council of Governors and Board of Directors Meeting
J1 Boardroom, Brighton General Hospital BN2 3EW

 

Previous meetings

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Agenda

Draft Minutes

Monday 17 September 2018

Agenda

Minutes

Public Governors

  • Adur (1 seat): Martin Osment
  • Arun (2 seats): David McGill and one vacant seat
  • Brighton & Hove (3 seats): Stan Pearce standing for re-election and two vacant seats
  • Chichester (2 seats): Two vacant seats
  • Crawley (1 seat): Ratnam Nadarajah
  • High Weald Lewes and Havens (2 seats): Tim Sayers and one vacant seat
  • Horsham (2 seats): Lilian Bold standing for re-election and one vacant seat
  • Mid Sussex (1 seat): Edward Belsey standing for re-election
  • Worthing (1 seat): One vacant seat

Staff Governors

  • Nurses and Healthcare Assistants (2 seats): Ngaire Cox standing for re-election and one vacant seat
  • Doctors and Dentists (1 seat): One vacant seat
  • Support Staff (1seat): Anita Sturdey
  • Allied Health Professionals and Therapists (1 seat): Richard Gorf


Stan Pearce
Brighton & Hove

"The role of Governor is important because it makes the connection between the Board and the Public we represent"

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Edward Belsey
Mid Sussex

"What I like about Sussex Community is that it spans all of Sussex, we are in every surgery and in the lives of so many patients, young and elderly alike"

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Tim Sayers
High Weald, Lewes & Havens

"As a message to all our Sussex Community staff and volunteers - you are a priceless asset."

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