Hear how you can play a part in the future of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Chairman, Pearse Butler

Mr Pearse Butler, Chair

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wants you to help it shape the future.

The Trust is seeking candidates for seven Public Governor positions within various constituencies across the catchment areas and three from the Staff Governor categories.  We want to hear from as many people as possible who are interested in having their say on how healthcare should be provided for the populations that we serve. The elections will be held in February 2020.

The vacancies are as follows:


Public Constituency Number of Vacancies
Blackpool 4
Fylde 2
Wyre 1


Staff Constituency Number of Vacancies
Medical and Dental 1
Non-Clinical Support 1
Nursing and Midwifery 1


Trust Governors are required to be members of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and their role is to represent their respective local constituencies, support and help influence the Trust’s decision-making processes in terms of how it develops and delivers services for the people of Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire and beyond.

Mr Butler, Trust Chair, said: “Governors are vital to the success of a Foundation Trust.  The role is interesting and rewarding but also requires time and commitment.

Governors contribute to a Foundation Trust being managed appropriately, with 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.”

Membership of the Foundation Trust doesn’t cost anything, and there are numerous benefits for the Trust and the local community alike, which can be seen on the Trust’s website: www.bfwh.nhs.uk. Your membership application can be completed via the website, by post or by telephone.  In order to be eligible to stand for election you will need to have joined by the close of nominations, Friday, 22 January 2021.

For further information about this Press Release, please call the Corporate Governance Team on 01253 951505 or email bfwh.members@nhs.net

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