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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Governance is all about how an organisation is directed, controlled and held to account.

Good governance ensures that effective structures, systems, policies and procedures are in place to ensure that the organisation is working for the benefit of all and to the highest standards.

In the case of our hospitals, the governance structures support the effective provision of healthcare services to the communities we serve. The systems in place to regulate this are set internally by the Trust and externally by regulatory bodies such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS Improvement who regulate all NHS Foundation Trusts.

As a provider of NHS services, our Trust must comply with the standard conditions set out in its licence which can be viewed below

The Trust’s governance arrangements are set out in our constitution (available in the documents below) which describes the purpose and powers of the Trust and the roles and responsibilities of its Board of Directors and Council of Governors.

Further information on the Board, Council of Governors, and Trust Governance Structure can be found here.

Please also see:

Provider licence

Additional licence condition

Terms of Authorisation

Addendum to Terms of Authorisation

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      • WUTH statement of purpose Modified: 22/03/2023 11:39AM | Download:
      • Register Of Interests Board Of Directors April 2023 Modified: 02/05/2023 11:59AM | Download:
      • Register Of Interests Council Of Governors April 2023 Modified: 02/05/2023 11:59AM | Download:
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Additional Documents

Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy, Modified: 06/10/2022 3:36PM | Download: Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy
WUTH Trust Constitution, Modified: 23/04/2018 12:19PM | Download: WUTH Trust Constitution