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Excellent attendance and engagement at the Annual Members’ Meeting.

Around 120 members attended the Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 16th July at Ashford Hospital. The AMM is part of our governance structure as a NHS Foundation Trust. The meeting was chaired by Andy Field.

The audience heard presentations from Lead Governor, Danny Sparkes, Simon Marshall, Director of Finance and Information, Suzanne Rankin, Chief Executive and Tom Smerdon, Director of Strategy and Sustainability. Simon summarised our financial and operational performance for 2018-19 and Suzanne discussed progress in meeting the Trust’s strategic objectives as well as the immediate and longer-term plans for urgent and emergency care services. Tom talked about Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals ambition to develop its role as a local anchor institution.

Before the formal meeting, members were invited to take part in a range of activities, including seated yoga, Outpatient Department and Infusion Suite tours, as well as visit stands from a wide range of departments and partners, such as the GP Federation and Surrey Heartlands. Nicola Gleave from Well North, who is helping us develop our plans as an anchor organisation, took the opportunity to engage with members before the meeting about the role Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals could take in the future. Members were also able to pick up their own copy of the Trust’s Annual Review, which is a summary of the main Annual Report and available on the website.

 

Council of Governor Elections

Enthusiasm and support for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are the requirements for any would-be Governor. Would you like to have more of a say in how Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust develops its services? If so, would you be interested in standing for election as a Governor of the Trust?

We are holding elections this autumn for:

 

Public Constituencies

  • Elmbridge (3 positions)
  • Hounslow, Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond-upon-Thames (2 positions)
  • Spelthorne (3 positions)
  • Woking and Guildford (3 positions)

 

Staff Constituencies

  • Nursing and midwifery (1 position)
  • Allied Health Professionals (1 position)

 

How to apply

Nominations are now open and if you are interested in standing, more information and a nomination form can be obtained as follows:

Online: www.ersvotes.com/ASPH2019

Telephone: 020 8889 9203

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations close on 4th October 2019.

If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact Anu Sehdev, Membership and Engagement Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dates for the diary

Council of Governors’ Meeting

  • Wednesday 4th December 4-6pm, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital

 

Trust Board Meetings

  • Thursday 26th September 10.30am – 1.30pm, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital
  • Thursday 31st October 10.30am – 1.30pm, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital
  • Thursday 28th November 10.30am – 1.30pm, Education Centre, Ashford Hospital

 

If you would like to attend any of the above, or are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact Anu Sehdev, Membership and Engagement Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.