Blackpool Teaching Hospitals seeking new Public Governors

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is reshaping the future of healthcare on the Fylde coast and is now looking for a new cohort of Public Governors to play a key role in that journey.

Public Governors at the Trust represent their respective local constituencies, support and help influence the Trust’s decision-making processes in how it develops and delivers services for the people of Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire and beyond. The nine new roles are vacant after previous governor terms came to an end.

Trust Chair Steve Fogg

Trust Chair Steve Fogg

Speaking about the new Public Governor positions, Steve Fogg, Chair of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals said: “Governors are vital to the success of a Foundation Trust.  The role is interesting and rewarding but also requires time and commitment.

“The appointed Governors will have a number of statutory responsibilities including; the appointment of the Chair, Non-Executive Directors and External Auditors, and holding the Non-Executive Directors to account.”

Sue Crouch, Lead Public Governor at the Trust said: “As an elected public governor representing the people of Wyre I enjoy working with others and helping the Trust to be the best that it can be. There are a number of good examples of governors being able to really engage with some of the initiatives at the heart of the Trust, things that are directly influencing patient outcomes.

“Governors need to be collaborative team players, who recognise the way in which improvements can be secured through the building of consensus. For anyone considering the public governor roles, I would say to them, do your research, ask questions and if you feel ready for the challenge then go for it.”

The Trust is now inviting interested candidates who want to have their say on how healthcare should be provided for the populations that Blackpool Teaching Hospitals serve. The elections will be held in August 2022.

The vacancies are as follows:

Public Constituency Number of Vacancies
Blackpool 4
Fylde 1
Wyre 3
Northwest Counties 1
Staff Constituency Number of Vacancies
Clinical Support 1
Nursing and Midwifery 1

Trust Governors are required to be members of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Membership of the Foundation Trust is free, however interested candidates must be a registered member in order to be able to stand for election Candidates will need to have joined by the close of nominations, Tuesday, 26 July 2022.

For further information about being a Public Governor please call the Corporate Governance Team on 01253 951505 or email


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