Alder Hey has an active Council of Governors representing patients, parents, carers, staff, the public and partner organisations. The Council represents our membership as far as possible, including every staff group and the communities that Alder Hey serves across England and North Wales.
A total of 34 Governors are elected from the membership base. The Council of Governors is comprised of six staff governors (elected by staff), nine public governors, four patient governors, six parent and carer governors (elected by members), together with nine appointed governors from nominated organisations.
Our governors play a key role in working alongside the Board of Directors to ensure the Trust’s plans are being delivered and that the interests of all stakeholder groups have been considered.
Elections to the Council of Governors take place annually in the summer. Vacancies will appear in the news section of this website.
Governors have several key responsibilities which are set by Monitor (2014) and include:
- Holding non-executive directors to account for performance of the board
- Representing the interests of members and the public
- Amending the constitution
- Approving the appointment of the Chief Executive
- Appointing and removing the Chair and other non-executive directors
- Appointing and removing the NHS foundation trust’s external auditors
- Receiving the NHS foundation trust’ annual accounts and annual budgets
- Preparing the forward plan
- Taking decisions on significant transactions
- Taking decisions on non-NHS income
You can contact any of our governors by e-mailing [email protected]