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

Click here for Council of Governors Register of Interests 

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:

Date Time Venue Hospital Site

Friday 16 October 2020

Extraordinary Meeting

15:30 – 17:00 Due to social distancing restrictions within the NHS, we are no longer able to invite members of the public to attend the Council of Governors. The meeting will now take place virtually via MS Teams.  If you have any questions regarding the papers please email them to Glen Palethorpe, Board Secretary at at least two days before the meeting. Questions and Answers will then be published on this page. Worthing Hospital
Monday 14 December 2020 3.30pm – 5.30pm Mickerson Hall, Chichester Medical Education Centre St Richard’s Hospital


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



How can we make this page better?