Governors elections 2018 - voting now open

Voting is now open for you to elect governors to represent the public constituencies of New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley; and rest of England and Wales on the Council of Governors.

  • Three candidates have been nominated in the New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley constituency and there is one vacancy.
  • Three candidates have been nominated in the rest of England and Wales constituency and there are two vacancies.

Who are the Council of Governors?

The Council of Governors is vital to our work as a foundation trust. The council is consulted on plans for changes to the way local health services are provided and is responsible for appointing the Trust chairman and non-executive directors. The governors also have to approve the appointment of the chief executive. 

Most importantly the governors are accountable to our Trust members and form a vital link to the communities that the Trust serves.

You can find out more about the Council of Governors here.

How you can vote

If you’re a member of UHS and fall into the constituencies above, you will have already received information in the post or via email about the candidates and how you can cast your vote.

It’s quick and easy to do –  just follow the instructions included in the information sent to you.

If you have any questions about the elections you can contact the elections team by email at or by phoning 0345 209 3770.

Your vote must be received before 5pm on Tuesday, 25 September 2018.

Posted on Friday 31 August 2018