About the Trust

Council of Governors


Find out about being a Trust Governor

An exciting opportunity is available for people with an interest in health to join the Council of Governors of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.  Vacancies currently exist for public Governors to bring their experience as a member of the local community to Council discussions and to help shape the future of healthcare in the Borough.

The Trust provides hospital services in South Tyneside and health services in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland and requires governors in the following areas:

South Tyneside – 2 seats

Sunderland – 2 seats

Gateshead – 1 seat

Rest of North East England – 1 seat

Only Trust members are eligible to stand as governors.  The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 23rd, and the results will be declared at the Council of Governors meeting in December. 

 Special sessions have been arranged for those interested in standing for election to find out more about the role and we would encourage anyone expressing an interest to attend. 

The awareness sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday 18th October 2017 – 3.30p.m. at Bunny Hill Sunderland Customer Service Centre, Hylton Lane, Sunderland SR5 4BW 

All members will receive a Notice of Election letter from Electoral Reform Services in early October telling them how to apply.  Further information about the Council of Governors is available on the Trust website at https://www.stft.nhs.uk/about/council-of-governors or you can ring the Membership Office on 0191 202 4121 or email MembershipOffice.STFT@stft.nhs.uk

Or you can download the presentation and information pack

If you have any queries about the election process, please contact Electoral Reform Services on 020 8365 8909 or email jasper.loxton@electoralreform.co.uk

The Council of Governors is responsible for reflecting the interests of the members of the Foundation Trust and partner organisations in the local health economy ensuring that the local community is directly involved in the governance of the Trust. The Council of Governors is not involved in matters of day to day management such as budget setting, staffing issues or other operational matters.

The Council of Governors has been set up in accordance with our Constitution. click here to download 

Click here for the Declaration of Interests for the Council of Governors