Governors - elections

2023 elections

The 2023 elections have now been completed and the results are below for the three constituencies.

Report of voting

Uncontested report

Welcome letters to the newly-elected governors are on their way with further information about roles and meetings for the rest of 2023.

May we take this opportunity to thank those candidates who stood but who were not elected as governors this year. Thank you for your interest in the Trust.

If you are a Dorset HealthCare member, you are eligible to stand for a governor role.

Governors play a vital role in the work of the Trust and make a real difference by:

  • helping to shape our future strategy and the services we provide 
  • providing feedback on the quality of our services so they can be continuously improved
  • undertaking a number of statutory responsibilities including the appointment of our chair and non-executive directors
  • holding the board of directors to account for its performance
  • representing the views of members on key issues, and consulting them on the important matters such as proposed service developments and changes.      

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