Council of Governors: Welcome

Dear governors,

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to what I am sure will be an important new tool for the governors of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) in carrying out their role.

UHS governors have two key responsibilities.

  • The first is to represent the views of the community which UHS is here to serve.
  • The second is, on behalf of that community, to hold the Board of UHS to account in delivering the services it requires both effectively and efficiently.

In turn, it is important that the governors use both their own time and that of the Trust Board and staff appropriately. Until now, governors have had to rely primarily on meetings, telephone and email to exchange views and debate issues. From now on, these governor pages will provide a forum in which governors can raise items of common interest and exchange views. My hope is that it will ultimately provide a means through which they can really help enhance the work of the Trust.

I do hope that you find it both helpful and easy to use.

Peter Hollins
Trust Chair

All enquiries or questions should be directed via the corporate affairs team. Karen Russell, Council of Governors' business manager can be contacted by email or telephone 023 8120 1469/07425 621968