Council of Governors

Our Council of Governors acts as a link between Western Sussex Hospitals’ members and its Trust Board. It promotes active membership, represents local views and stands as a ‘critical friend’ to the trust. It also appoints – and decides the remuneration of – the Trust’s Chair and the Non- Executive Directors, and approves the appointment of the Chief Executive.

Click here to read profiles of our Governors

To contact the Governors, please email

 Our governors are typically involved in many areas beyond their statutory duties, such as:

  • Holding constituency meetings to communicate with members
  • Representing the views of members to the Trust Board
  • Developing and reviewing the membership strategy to ensure representation and engagement levels are maintained and increased as appropriate
  • Working with hospital volunteers
  • Giving talks to interested stakeholders

The Trust’s first public and staff governors were elected by its membership in September 2012.

Council of Governors Meetings

Trust members and the public are welcome to attend our regular Council of Governors meetings. Forthcoming dates for these are as follows:


14th September 2017 – The Dome Worthing, 21-22 Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3PT commences at 10.00  (please note change from previously advertised venue and time)

12th December 2017 – Mickerson Hall – Chichester Medical Education Centre, St Richard’s Hospital – commences at 09.30.

15th March 2018 – Worthing College, Denham Road, 1 Sanditon Way, Worthing, BN14 9FD – commences at 09.30.

Meeting papers are published one week before the meeting and are available to read or download from the Related Documents section below.


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