Trust welcomes 13 new governors

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Chairman, Ian Johnson

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the results of its latest round of governor elections.

This election was to fill seats due to vacancies or terms of office ending in the following public constituencies:  Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Lancashire & Cumbria and in the following staff constituencies: Nursing & Midwifery, Clinical Support, Community Services (North Lancashire) and Medical & Dental.

The following people have been elected:

Blackpool Constituency – four vacancies

Mr Bob Hudson (newly elected)

Mr Zacky Hameed (re-elected)

Mrs Beverley Clark (newly elected)

Mrs Heather O’Hara (newly elected)

Fylde Constituency – one vacancy

Mr Anthony Winter (elected unopposed)

 Wyre Constituency – two vacancies

Mrs Sue Crouch (newly elected)

Mr Ian John Owen (newly elected)

Lancashire and Cumbria Constituency – one vacancy

Rev David Crouchley (elected unopposed to newly established Constituency)

Clinical Support Constituency – one vacancy

Mrs Jenny Gavin (newly elected)

Community Health Services (North Lancashire) – one vacancy

Mr Michael Phillips (re-elected)

Medical and Dental Constituency – one vacancy

Dr Ranjit Singh More (newly elected)

 Nursing and Midwifery Constituency – two vacancies

Mrs Sharon Vickers (re-elected)

Mrs Cherith Haythornthwaite (newly elected)

Trust Chairman, Ian Johnson, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new governors.

“Our governors do a great job and I look forward to working with them to help us achieve our objectives.

“I would also like to thank those governors who chose not to stand for re-election for their support over the past few years.”

The Council of Governors is responsible for representing the interests of Foundation Trust members and partner organisations in the local health economy.

The council has three main roles:

Advisory – to communicate with the Board of Directors in respect of the views of members of the Trust and the wider community.

Guardianship – to ensure that the Trust is operating in accordance with its constitution and is compliant with its Provider Licence.

Strategic – to advise on a longer term direction to help the board effectively determine its policies.

For further information about this press release, please call Jacinta Gaynor, Membership and Governors Officer, on 01253 956673 or email


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