Foundation Trusts have a Council of Governors which is made up of appointed Governors and elected public and staff Governors. The Trust held its first Governor elections in September and October 2012 and the results were published on the 5 November 2012 . The Council has been meeting in shadow form since January 2013. The next Council of Governors will be taking place on 22nd May 2013 from 6.00pm in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Surgical Centre at Kingston Hospital. Click here to view the agenda. Our Council of Governors profiles are available here.
If you would like more information about the Council of Governors please contact the Company Secretary Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Company Secretary, Lucy.Carter@kingstonhospital.nhs.uk
The Trusts Annual Accounts for 2011/2012 are available here. The Annual Accounts for 2012/13 will be published shortly.
What are Foundation Trusts?
Our services will still be the same as they are now but as an FT we will have more freedom to decide how to run their affairs and deliver services and members of our FT will have a greater say about how the Hospital is run.
Foundation Trusts are:
As an FT we will be supported by members. As we have had aspirations to become a FT for some time, we have been recruiting an active Membership and now have over 5,000 public members. Membership is open to all individuals over 14 years of age who live within our public membership constituency, irrespective of gender, social status, race, political aspirations, disability or religion.
If you are interested in finding out more about membership or would like to become a member, please click here. The Trust's 250 volunteers are now part of the public membership following a consultation. They were previously classified under the staff membership in the constitution.