Council of Governors

Council of Governors

Foundation Trusts have a Council of Governors which is made up of appointed Governors and elected public and staff Governors.

Meeting Dates:

All Council of Governors meetings start at 6pm and finish at 8pm and are held in Lecture Theatre 1

  • Tuesday 17th January 2017
  • Wednesday 22nd March 2017
  • Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • Wednesday 13th December 2017

Council of Governors Election Results

Report on voting

Uncontested Report


For our latest Membership EBulletins please click here


Our Council of Governors profiles are available here.

If you would like more information about the Council of Governors please contact the Company Secretary or Assistant Company Secretary,

Kingston’s authorisation document to operate as a Foundation Trust can be found here and the Trust’s Constitution is available here.

What are Foundation Trusts?

Our services will still be the same as they are now but as an FT we have more freedom to decide how to run our affairs and deliver services and members of our FT will have a greater say about how the Hospital is run.

 Foundation Trusts are:

  • Still part of the NHS
  • Free and are not run for profit
  • Expected to keep to NHS standards and meet performance targets and
  • Inspected regularly.


  • Give local communities and local people a way of influencing what happens in the trust and the way we develop in the future
  • Give us greater freedom about what we do locally and how we do it
  • Give us freedom to borrow money to invest in developments, change the way we do things and make services better, quicker, with more choice for local people.


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 6,000 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. They were previously classified under the staff membership in the constitution.

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