Trust governors to meet in public

10 November 2017

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet next week (Thurs 16th Nov).

The meeting will be held in the Postgraduate Medical Centre at Colchester General Hospital and will be open to members of the public, who will be able to ask questions shortly after the start of the meeting. It will begin at 9.30am and is scheduled to finish at 10.30am.

The agenda and supporting papers were this afternoon posted onto the Trust's website (

They can be accessed either by clicking on “About Us” on the home page menu bar followed by “Organisational Structure & Meetings” and “Council of Governors meetings” or via the following link:

All NHS foundation trusts have a council of governors, which monitors performance and holds the board of directors to account and allows local residents, staff and key stakeholders to influence decisions about spending and the development of services.

The Trust's Council of Governors includes 15 public governor posts – five from Tendring, five from Colchester, three from Halstead & Colne Valley, one for the Rest of Essex and one for Suffolk – who are elected by public members.

In addition, there are six staff governor posts representing different groups of staff and five stakeholder governors representing organisations such as Colchester Garrison, Colchester Borough Council and Tendring District Council.

* Anyone wanting more information about next week’s meeting is asked to contact Tammy Diles, Deputy Company Secretary, on 01206 745338 or email