Voting set to open for health trust’s elections

Voting will begin next Monday for a community health trust's governor elections.

A total of 36 people are standing in the election for the Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust's (NCH&C) first ever governor elections.

Ken Applegate, chairman of the health trust, said: 'I am delighted that there has been such significant interest in people wanting to become a governor of our trust. Each of our constituencies will be contested which not only shows a great deal of support and engagement with local people but also gives the electorate a real choice in who they want to represent them.'

'Our governors will be the voice of the members in their constituency, putting forward their views around key issues and consulting them on service developments. They will also help to shape the future of our trust by informing our strategies and the services we provide going forward.'

The prospective governors are all from the trust's membership, which is 13,000 people strong. This includes 9,800 members of the public and patients and 3,200 NCH&C staff members.

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When voting closes on October 30, it is expected that 14 people will be elected to NCH&C's council of governors as public governors, alongside four staff governors and six partner governors.

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