It has been a busy year in Membership with four full Council meetings, four well attended members’ events – Cancer Services, Annual Members’ Meeting, Cardiovascular Services and Dementia Services, numerous site visits by Governors, not to mention elections taking place for the Council of Governors.
Our Governors have been involved in a range of activities throughout the year including:
- PLACE assessments
- Staff WOW! Awards
- Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea and Summer Party
- Pride In Nursing Day
- Unveiling our 'Patients as People' art exhibition
- Dementia Steering Group
- Car Parking Steering Group
- Quality Workshops
The election results for the governors of Runnymede and Windsor & Maidenhead were recently announced.
There were six candidates for the three vacant seats and the following Governors were elected:
- Danny Sparkes
- Lilly Evans
- Andrew Ryland
Danny Sparkes comments, “I am delighted to have been re-elected as a Public Governor, thank you to those who voted for me. I have found the past year fascinating, learning about the trials and tribulations of the Board in the day- to-day running of a hospital.”
Andrew Ryland adds, “This is the third time I have been elected (so the last) and I look forward to being involved in the process of the planned merger with Royal Surrey County Hospital - to ensure this results in improved services for patients.”
The Council thanks Margaret Lenton for her commitment over five years as a Public Governor for Windsor and Maidenhead, and to Tracy Ward who was Public Governor for Runnymede for three years. Tracy decided not to stand in the recent elections.
We now have a full Council with 25 Governors consisting of 15 public, five appointed and five staff Governors.