There are 24 Governors who represent the public and staff and are elected by members of the Trust, while 6 are appointed by partnership organisations which are:
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
- Stockport and High Peak Primary Care Trusts
- The voluntary sector
- The education sector
The role of the governor
The Board of Governors are the voice of the community, ensuring that local people have a say in the running of their hospital.
They are responsible for:
- Representing the interests of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust members and partner organisations in the local health economy.
- Regularly feeding back information about the Trust, its vision and its performance to the constituency they represent.
- If necessary, chairing or attending relevant sub-committees.
- Appointing the Non Executive Directors, including the Chair, of the Trust.
- Appointing the Trust’s Auditor.
- Working with the Board of Directors to produce plans for the future development of the Trust.
- Receiving, at a public meeting, copies of the Trust’s annual accounts, auditor’s reports and annual reports, and
- If concerns about the performance of the management board cannot be resolved at a local level, informing the Independent Regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts.
To register as a member of the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please complete the membership form, or register online.
Our membership is split into constituencies:
- Bramhall & Cheadle
- Tame Valley & Werneth
- Heatons & Victoria
- Marple & Stepping Hill
- High Peak & Dales and Tameside & Glossop
- Community staff
- All other staff