One of the most exciting parts of being a Foundation Trust is being accountable to our staff, service users, carers and public members instead of to the Department of Health.
Through a Council of Governors that represents our members and partner organisations, we have an opportunity to encourage greater staff, service users, carers and public involvement in shaping the future of the Trust.
Governor Elections 2018 (458kB)
Could you make a difference to your local NHS? Help shape the future of the Trust and become a governor. Opening for nominations soon.
Governor Elections Timetable 2018 (229kB)
Notice of Election 2018 (349kB)
If you have any queries about being a Governor, please contact: Wendy Pinkney on (0191) 245 6827 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Elections History:
2009 – We initially appointed our Council of Governors in November 2009, prior to being authorised as an NHS Foundation Trust, for a period of three years until November 2012.
2011 – Following by-elections held in February 2011, we elected a further 4 governors into vacant positions.
2012 – In December 2012, we successfully elected and re-elected into the initial Council of Governors, for a further three years until 30 November 2015.
2013 – In December 2013, we elected an additional 6 public Governors plus election/re-election of 2 public and 2 Service User Governors, for a period of three years until 30 November 2016.
2014 – In December 2014, we successfully elected 5 replacement Governors, 3 Public and 2 Adult Service User Governors commenced their term of office on 1st December 2014, for a period of three years until 30 November 2017.
2015 – In December 2015, we successfully elected/re-elected the following 10 governors: 2 Carers for Adult and Children & Young People’s Services, 1 Public Sunderland, 1 Public Newcastle/Rest of England and Wales, 2 Clinical Staff, 2 Non-Clinical Staff and 2 Service Users in Learning and Neuro Disability Services. Each governor commenced a 3 year term of office until 30 November 2018.
2016 – In April 2016, we successfully elected/re-elected the following 4 governors: 3 Carers for Adult, Learning Disability and Neuro Disability Services and 1 for Medical Staff . Each governor commenced their term of office on 1 April 2016.
Governors and Corporate Affairs Team (192kB)
Election Results Nov 2017 (460kB)
Staff consituency results
Election Results Nov 2017 (481kB)
Service user and Public consituency results
Statement of Candidates (82kB)
Notice of Election (176kB)
Notice of Poll (80kB)
Uncontested Report Nov 2017 (534kB)
Foundation Trust Model Election Rules (92kB)
Governor Guide 2015 (505kB)