Governor Elections Taking Place at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


 Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  is seeking 13 new governors (eight public and five staff) across the area it covers and wants to hear from as many people as possible who are interested in having their say on how healthcare should be provided locally.


The vacancies are as follows:-


Public Constituency Number of Vacancies
Blackpool 4
Fylde 1
Wyre 2
Lancashire & Cumbria 1


Staff Constituency Number of Vacancies
Clinical Support 1
Community Health Services (North Lancs) 1
Medical and Dental 1
Nursing and Midwifery 2

The role of Trust governors is to represent their respective local constituencies, provide advice and support and help influence the Trust’s decision-making in terms of how it develops services for the people of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and beyond.

Ian Johnson, Trust Chairman, said:  “Governors bring a wealth of expertise, experience and ideas which are essential to ensuring the effective development of our NHS Foundation Trust moving forwards.

“They ensure that the Foundation Trust is managed appropriately and they have a number of key responsibilities including the appointment of the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and External Auditors, and holding the Board to account.

“Our governors are required to approve significant investment decisions and they are vital in representing the interests of our patients and the public.”

Governors must be a member of the Trust, however, joining is simple and can be done online at or by contacting the Membership Office on 01253 956673.

The Notice of Election has been published on the Trust’s website at:

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Returning Officer via email at:-; by telephoning the Membership Office on 01253 956673; or via post from: The Returning Officer, Corporate Assurance, 1st Floor Main Entrance, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR.

Ballot papers will be distributed to qualifying members on Wednesday, 27th July 2016.

Completed nomination forms must be returned to the Returning Officer by 5 pm on Thursday, July 7 2016 via email at; or via post to the above address.


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