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Governor elections 2019

Voting is now open to elect governors to represent the public constituencies of:

  • Southampton City (eight candidates and four vacancies)
  • New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley (ten candidates and two vacancies)
  • Isle of Wight (three candidates and one vacancy)
  • Rest of England and Wales (two candidates and one vacancy)

23 candidates have been nominated in the public elections and there are eight vacancies.

Voting is also now open to elect governors to represent the staff constituencies of:

  • Staff: nursing and midwifery
  • Staff: non-clinical and support

15 candidates have been nominated in the staff elections and there are two vacancies.

The Council of Governors is vital to our work as a foundation trust. It’s 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.

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

If you’re a member of UHS and fall into this constituency, you will receive information in the post or via email about the candidates and how you can vote.

Please use your vote – it’s quick and easy to do so – by following 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 telephone on 0345 209 3770.

Your vote must be received before 5pm on Monday, 16 September 2019.