Return to the homepage

The Annual Members Meeting gives Members an opportunity to hear about the work of the Trust and ask questions.

As part of the Governor’s Membership and Community Engagement Committee, I was involved in reviewing the plans for the event. As usual we were keen that there were interesting activities and presentations to attract Members and draw them to Ashford Hospital for the early evening meeting.

The highlight was the tours of the new Outpatients Department - everyone was impressed with the light and airy central reception atrium area and rest of the department and overall it is a major improvement.

Before the main presentations guests were able to browse around a number of information stands, including ones about infection control and cleaning, maternity and the nursing strategy. They chatted to staff and the Governors whilst enjoying the refreshments on offer and I had some interesting conversations - particularly about communication with Members and the role of the Governors in representing Members’ views. Another development at the meeting this year was a presentation by the Lead Governor so that members could hear directly from the Governors about their role and activities on behalf of members.

Further presentations were made by Mr David Elliott, Divisional Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics and Andrew Liles, Chief Executive. They are both passionate about their jobs and this shone through in their presentations.

We are very keen to hear your views about the Annual Members Meeting and how you believe it can be improved. This could include when and where it is held, presentation topics and the overall format of the event. If you have any views please contact the Membership Office.

 

Written by Steve McCarthy, Public Governor for Elmbridge

Steve has been a Governor for three years. Having been a patient representative for NHS Surrey and its local North Surrey predecessor for seven years, he has a good knowledge of local health services. He believes he can play a part in ensuring the Trust directors and their strategy continue to make our hospitals a leading provider of services.

Add your feedback

Latest News

Find out more

Time for tea

On Thursday 28th June Dr Emma Wilkinson, SAMS Consultant, and her team on our SAMS wards held a tea dance where they had dancing, music and food. It was inspired by the #endpjparalysis campaign encouraging patients to get up, get dressed and get moving in hospital.

 

Find out more

Celebrating the past, present and future of the NHS

On Tuesday 3rd July Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals staff and volunteers were joined by special guests to bury a time capsule as part of the celebrations for the 70th birthday of the NHS.

 

Find out more

High Sheriff Visits St Peter’s Hospital

On Tuesday 25th June the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mr Jim Glover, paid a special visit to St Peter's Hospital in Surrey to learn more about the Trust's partnership with Surrey County Council's Family Services; particularly the carpentry projects undertaken by young people referred to Surrey Family Services, to make items for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and stroke rehabilitation service.

 

Suzanne's Message

Giving something back

Medical research is critical to the development of society and underpins the modern world we live in today affecting our everyday lives in one way or another. Without research the amazing medical discoveries, advances and technologies to date would not exist ... read this week's message