Isle residents have the chance to influence hospital services

Scunthorpe General Hospital
Scunthorpe General Hospital

Ever thought about being in a position where you can influence decisions on hospital services?

Now is your chance as Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust is looking for prospective hospital governors in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole ahead of its elections.

Governors are the link between the hospital members and directors, responsible for conveying information about affordability, service plans and health improvement initiatives.

There are two seats available in North Lincolnshire as well as two in Goole and Howdenshire, two in North East Lincolnshire, and one in East and West Lindsey.

To provide more information about the governor role and for anyone interested to ask questions, the Trust will host a number of roadshows. These will take place at the lecture hall in Scunthorpe Hospital on Tuesday September 8, from 10am to 11.30am, and Wednesday September 30, 5.30pm to 7pm; also in the lecture theatre at Grimsby Hospital on Thursday September 17, from 5.30pm to 7pm, and Tuesday September 22, from 10am to 11.30am; and in the lecture room at Goole Hospital on Thursday September 10, from 5.30pm to 7pm, and on Thursday September 24, from 10am to 11.30am, in Goole Hospital’s conference room.

The roadshows will run on a drop-in basis and there will be the opportunity to meet the Trust’s chairman, a non-executive director and a current local governor.

Only people registered as a Trust member can become a governor.

Registration is free and allows people to keep up-to-date with hospital news. To find out more and access a membership form, visit www.nlg.nhs.uk/about/membership/join/ site.

Nominations open on Monday September 14 and close Wednesday October 7.