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Governors

Public governors are elected by their constituency members. In addition to their statutory duties, they have a primary responsibility to represent the interests of both public members and the wider public. 




Composition of Council of Governors

The Council of Governors comprises of 13 elected public governors and five elected staff governors, along with four stakeholder governors, who are nominated to represent our partnership organisations.

Public Constituencies:

Number of Seats

Bebington & Clatterbridge

 

Each Public constituency has 1 seat

Bidston & Claughton

Birkenhead, Tranmere & Rock Ferry

Bromborough & Eastham

Greasby, Frankby, Irby, Upton & Woodchurch

Heswall, Pensby & Thingwall

Leasowe, Moreton & Saughall Massie

Liscard & Seacombe

Neston, Little Neston, Parkgate, Riverside, Burton,Ness, Willaston & Thornton

New Brighton & Wallasey

North West & North Wales

Oxton & Prenton

West Wirral

Total

13

Staff Constituencies:

 

Registered Medical Practitioners and Registered Dentists

1

Registered Nurses & Registered Midwives

2

Other Healthcare Professional Staff

1

Other Trust Staff

1

Total

5

Partnership Organisations:

 

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

2

LiverpoolUniversity

1

Wirral Third Sector Assembly

1

Total

4

 

Total Number of Council Members

 

22

Roles and Responsibilities

The Council of Governors represents the interests of both public and staff members and of partnership organisations. Governors act as a conduit between the Trust and its members, and also engage with the wider community in an ambassadorial role, to raise awareness of the Trust and its vision and seek feedback on the Trust and its services. Governors also perform a number of statutory duties. 

The Council meets four times a year and is led and directed by the Chairman of the Trust. All Governors are expected, as a minimum, to attend these quarterly meetings, along with our Annual Members Meeting. Members of the Board of Directors attend the quarterly Council of Governors meetings. The quarterly meetings are also open to the public.

Many Governors, in addition to the quarterly meetings, also attend various workshops and sub-groups

Statutory Duties
  • To appoint and, if appropriate, remove the Chairman
  • To appoint and, if appropriate, remove the other Non Executive Directors
  • To decide the remuneration and allowances, and other terms and conditions of office, of the Chairman and other Non Executive Directors;
  • To approve the appointment of the Chief Executive
  • To appoint, and if appropriate, remove the auditor
  • To receive the annual accounts, any report on these provided by the auditor, and the annual report

This is in addition to:

  • Preparing the NHS Foundation Trust’s forward plan, the Board of Directors must have regard to the views of the Council of Governors.
Further Duties

The Council of Governors now have further responsibilities as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 :

  • holding Non Executive Directors, individually and collectively to account for the performance of the Board of Directors
  • representing the interests of the members of the Trust as a whole and the interests of the public
  • approval of ‘significant transactions’
  • Governors must decide whether the Trust’s private patient work would significantly interfere with the Trust’s principal purpose, which is to provide goods and services for the health service in England
  • the Council of Governors must approve any proposed increase in non–NHS income of 5% or more in any financial year.
Council of Governors
Elections

Governors are elected for a period of three years (one term) and then may stand for re-election for up to a further two terms.

Governors may not serve more than three terms.

All Governors must meet the eligible criteria, including the ‘Fit and Proper Persons’ test as required by the Trust’s licence.

 

Governor Elections (Summer) 2014

Governors are elected for a period of three years (one term) and then may stand for re-election for up to a further two terms. governors may not serve more than three terms. All Governors must meet the eligible criteria, including the 'Fit and proper Persons' test as required by the trust's licence.

 

Please click on the links below for more details about our elections:

Meetings – Minutes and Agendas 2013

 

Meeting

Date

Venue

Council of Governors 

Minutes

 

Council of Governors

Minutes

Agenda

11/12/2013 

 

 

18/09/2013

Boardroom, Education Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital 

 

Boardroom, Education Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital

Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

 

12/06/2013       

Boardroom, Education Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital

Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

  

13/03/2013       

Boardroom, Education Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital

Special Members’ Meeting

Agenda and Papers

 

08/01/2013  

Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital

 

Meetings - Minutes and Agendas 2014
Meeting Date Venue

Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

18th March 2014

Board Room, Education Centre,

Arrowe Park Hospital

Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

18th June 2014

Board Room, Education Centre,

Arrowe Park Hospital

Council of Governors

 Agenda

Minutes

23rd September

Board Room, Education Centre,

Arrowe Park Hospital

Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

10th December

Board Room, Education Centre,

Arrowe Park Hospital

Annual Members' Meeting

Agenda

23rd September Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Arrowe park Hospital
meetings - Minutes and Agendas 2015
Meetings Dates Venue

 Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

 4th March, 2pm  Boardroom, Education Centre

 Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

 10th June , 5pm  Boardroom, Education Centre

 Council of Governors

Agenda

 16th September, 4pm  Boardroom, Education Centre
 Council of Governors  9th December, 2pm  Boardroom, Education Centre
Council of Governors meeting Schedule 2016
Wednesday 16th March, 4pm
Wednesday 15th June, 4pm
Wednesday 15th September, 4pm
Wednesday 7th December, 4pm

All Meetings will take place in the Boardroom, Education Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital.

 

Annual Members Meeting  - Wednesday 23rd November 2016

meetings - Minutes and Agendas 2016
Council of Governors Meeting Date and Time Venue

Council of Governors

Agenda

Minutes

4pm, 16th March

Boardroom, Education Centre

Arrowe Park Hospital 

Council of Governors

Agenda and Papers

 

4pm, 15th June

Boardroom, Education Centre

Arrowe ParkHospital

Council of Governors

Agenda and Papers

 

4pm, 21st September

Boardroom, Education Centre

Arrowe Park Hospital

Council of Governors

Agend and papers

 

4pm, 7th December

Boardroom, Education Centre

Arrowe Park Hospital

Council of Governors Schedule 2017

Council of Governors Meetings will take place in the Boardroom, Education Centre at 4pm

Wednesday 15th March

Tuesday 4th July

Wednesday 20th September

Wednesday 6th December

 

Annual Members Meeting to be confirmed

Meetings - Minutes and Agendas 2017

Council of Governors Meetings

 

15th March 2017 Council of Governors Meeting

 

4th July 2017 Council of Governors Meeting

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