LOCALS HAVE the chance to influence the way local health services are run by becoming a Governor for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Pennine Care, which provides community and mental health services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester, operates a Council of Governors where local people can represent their constituency.
The Council of Governors is responsible for ensuring community views are considered when Trust decisions are made and services are developed.
John Starkey, Lead Governor at the Trust, commented: “I’ve been a member of the Council of Governors for almost six years now and it’s a really rewarding role.
“If you want to know more about local health services or if you enjoy taking on new challenges and meeting new people, a Governor role could be perfect for you.
“The Council of Governors has a real voice and works closely with the Board of Directors.
“Governors champion the needs of patients and give feedback to the community about services in their area.
“I would encourage anyone who is passionate about the NHS to consider joining our Council of Governors.”
Pennine Care is running a series of events where people can find out more about becoming a Governor:
|Oldham||21/02/2017||1.30pm-3.30pm||Uppermill Civic Hall, Lee Street, Oldham, OL3 6AE|
|Tameside & Glossop||24/02/2017||11am-1pm||Boardroom, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR|
|Stockport||28/02/2017||1.30pm-3.30pm||Stockport County Football Club, Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Road, SK39DD.|
|Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale||01/03/2017||1.30pm-3.30pm||Middleton Arena, LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton M24 1AG (room only)|
|Bury||07/03/2017||1pm-3pm||Lancaster Suite, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW|
|Trafford||09/03/2017||1pm-3pm||Life Centre, 235 Washway Road, Sale, M33 4BP|
|Tameside & Glossop||14/03/2017||1.30pm-3.30pm||Bradbury Community House, Market Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AR|
|Oldham||16/03/2017||1pm-3pm||Oldham Event Centre, SportsDirect.com Park, off, Hilbre Ave, Royton, Oldham OL2 5BL|
|Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale||22/03/2017||1pm-3pm||Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood OL10 (room only)|
|Stockport||27/03/2017||1pm-3pm||The Village Manchester Cheadle, Cheadle Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 1HW|
|Trafford||29/03/2017||1.30pm-3.30pm||Age UK, Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9EH|
|Bury||30/03/2017||1pm-3pm||Lancaster Suite, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW|
To attend, please contact the Membership Office on 0161 716 3960/3374/3978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend but want further information, contact the Membership Office on the above details.
For more information about Pennine Care visit www.penninecare.nhs.uk or tweet @PennineCareNHS