Because we are a Foundation Trust hospital, we are accountable
to you, our users.
We want to hear your views on how you think our service is and
what you would like to see in the future. By becoming a member, you
will be invited to a variety of events, where you will get to meet
your governors and various members of staff and learn about what we
do here at the Trust and what we are planning in the future.
Members' views and interests are represented by the Council
of Governors, who are a group of elected and nominated people.
They challenge the Trust Board on their
decisions, to ensure that you receive the best service.
The Council of Governors are keen to
hear what you have to say about your experience of the Trust.
We will shortly be holding elections to the Council of
Governors. If you are interested in becoming a governor please
see the How to become a Governor page.
Please see the Notice of
We are part of the NHS and subject to NHS standards, performance
ratings and systems of inspection. However Foundation Trusts are
self-governing and directly accountable to local communities.
All members of our local community are welcome to join the Trust as
Anyone who is over the age of 12 and is resident in our
constituency areas can become a Member. Members of Staff are
automatically made Members of the Trust on appointment (they can
opt out if they wish).
You can become a member of the Trust by completing the online form or contacting the
Membership Office, FREEPOST (RRKZ-KAYR-YRRU), Swindon, SN3 6BB or
by email firstname.lastname@example.org
for a hard copy of the form.
You can do as much or as little as you like. Some of our members
stand to be Governors, attend Members events and contribute by
asking questions or sending emails. Other Members prefer to simply
receive information. It is up to you.