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Election time at the hospital

22 March 2012


Anyone with an interest in how local health services are provided can put themselves forward for election to Southend University Hospital’s board of governors.

Nominations are being sought in a number of constituencies to represent the population served by the hospital:

  • Public governors:  two from Southend, two from Rochford and two from the 'rest of Essex', which can include candidates not actually resident in the county.
  • Patient governors: one from Southend, one from Castle Point, one from Rochford and one from the 'rest ofEssex', again including non-residents.
  • Carer governor: one to represent 'All Essex', also open to those not living in the county.

In addition, three 'worker governors' are being sought to represent staff working for the hospital trust.

Nomination packs with information about how to stand for election will be available from Wednesday, March 28 from returning officer, Caroline Hinchcliffe, at Electoral Reform Services, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW, telephone 0208 889 9203/0208 365 8909, email Caroline.Hinchcliffe@electoralreform.co.uk or from the Foundation Trust secretary, Anna Milanec, on Freephone 0800 018 5202, email Anna.Milanec@southend.nhs.uk

All nomination papers must be with the returning officer - not the hospital - by 5pm on Tuesday, April 17.

Ballot papers will be distributed to qualifying Foundation Trust members from Friday, May 4, unless a candidate is elected unopposed. Completed ballot papers must be received by the returning officer by 5pm on Monday, May 28 and the result will be announced at the Trust's offices on Friday, June 1.