We are directly accountable to the local public through our Council of Governors, which includes 22 members of the public and nine staff and volunteers.
What is involved in being a Governor?
NHS Foundation Trust Governors are the direct representatives of local interests within foundation trusts. Governors do not undertake operational management of NHS foundation trusts; but they challenge the board of directors and collectively hold them to account for the trust’s performance. It is also the Governors’ responsibility to represent their members’ interests, particularly in relation to the strategic direction of the trust.
The Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (L&D) Council of Governors has 22 Public Governors, elected from three constituencies (Luton; Bedfordshire; and the Hertfordshire), together with 9 Staff Governors elected from six classes.
The forthcoming election provides an opportunity for you to stand for election as a Governor to represent the interests of the members of your constituency.
The specific statutory power and duties of the Council of Governors are to:
Governors do not get paid, but are reimbursed expenses.
To stand for election you must be aged 16 or over and live in the relevant constituency (i.e. if you live in Luton you can stand for election to a seat in the Luton constituency, but you cannot stand for election for a seat in the Beds & Herts constituency). Only L&D staff & volunteers can stand for election to the staff constituency.
For more information about the role of a Governor and Foundation Trusts please click here or telephone the Membership Department on 01582 718333.
Below are links to the Council of Governors in each constituency: