Public and staff can vote for governors
14 October 2015

Public and staff can vote for governors to help run Sussex Community NHS Trust

Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) takes the next step in its bid to become a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) this week with the elections for a Council of Governors.

Over the next three weeks local people across Sussex, and neighbouring areas, who are members of SCT are invited to vote for their representative to serve on the Council of Governors.

The candidates in the elections are members of the public and staff who want to work alongside the trust board to shape the future of the trust.

There will be public elections in four of the public constituencies: Brighton & Hove; Worthing; Chichester; and Horsham, with thirteen candidates seeking six places on the council.

Staff will vote for representatives in four groups: 1) nurses; 2) doctors and dentists; 3) therapists, allied health professionals and health care scientists; 4) support staff, with fourteen candidates looking to fill five seats.

SCT chair Sue Sjuve said: ‘I am delighted that we have nominations to be a governor in all public and staff constituencies and elections in many of them.

‘Our FT governors will form a 23-strong council of governors and work with the trust board to help develop our strategy, hold the board to account for our performance and ensure that the views of the public and staff are represented.’

The closing date to take part in the elections is 5pm on Wednesday 4 November 2015.

For more information about becoming a member so you can vote in future elections see our website.