The Board of Directors is responsible for the effective running of our Trust in line with set objectives and priorities. It also sets out the strategic direction of the Trust including the development of services and monitors the quality of these.
To help inform the strategic direction of the Trust, the Board also consults with the Council of Governors who represent the communities that our hospitals serve, including patients and staff. To find out more about our Council of Governors, please click HERE.
Board meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Wednesday of the month and venues and times are publicised on the website. Please click here for the Board meeting schedule.
The Board agenda and papers will also be made available on the website a few days before the meeting takes place. Please click here to access the agenda and papers section of the website.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by a member of the Corporate Governance Team who will explain briefly what happens in the meeting and provide you with a copy of the board agenda.
Complimentary tea and coffee will be available before the meeting begins.
Just before the meeting starts, you will be asked to take a seat in the public gallery area.
There are currently 15 voting board members with the balance of 7 Executives and 8 Non Executives. The Trust is required by law to have a Chief Executive, Executive Director of Finance, Senior Medic and Senior Nurse sitting on the Board as executive members. Click here to ‘meet the board’.
Q: Is there a formal order of items?
A: Yes - a particular sequence of activities takes place. On the copy of the agenda provided to you on the day, you will see each of the items as they are scheduled to be discussed.
The Patient Story
Each Board meeting begins with a patient story. A user of services or a carer is invited to come and share their story with the Board, either positive or negative. This allows the Board to get a feel for what services are like for patients and enables executive members to address any specific issues with a particular service.