We want our Members to have an active role in shaping our services and setting our standards for the future.
As a Member of the Foundation Trust, you will:
- Have the opportunity to 'have your say' about what your local hospitals do, you will have the chance to understand or question any planned changes to the hospitals that matter to you and others.
- You receive our free newsletter 'All Together' via post or e-mail. In the newsletter you will find out all the latest news from our hospitals and staff, so you can keep up-to-date with what's going on in your Foundation Trust.
- You will be invited to attend free events for Members, such as 'behind-the-scenes' tours of the Hospital. Some of our current Members have gone on a tour of the Treatment Centre and our catering facilities.
We also run talks for our Members, this is where staff from different departments, for example, Audiology and Pharmacy come and provide an overview of their work and provide a little first-hand insight.
- As Members of the Hospital we want to know the topics that interest you and we want to organise those events for you, so tell us what do you want to know more about? The Trust Secretary is available to you as a Member if you have any questions about Trust services and want to know more.
- You will be able to vote for Governors in elections that will happen in your constituency.
- As well as voting, you can run for Governor when the opportunity arises and represent the voice of the Members in your constituency.
- You are welcome to attend our quarterly Council of Governors meetings and also our Annual Members Meetings, meet staff and Governors, and hear first-hand about the Trust's ongoing work and plans.
- You have the opportunity to access a wide range of NHS staff discounts through joining the website 'Health Service Discount' (external link, opens in new window).
"Health Service Discounts is the UK’s biggest NHS staff discount website, with a huge range of discounts specifically for Foundation Trust staff and public members.
You can get exclusive offers on everything from fashion, holidays, home appliances, mobiles, TV & broadband, at some of the biggest brands like EE, Sky, Jet2Holidays, Vodafone, Hotpoint and Expedia.
It’s completely FREE to join and FREE to use their discounts too!
Take a look at the Foundation Trusts page on their website for more information and the registration form."