Governors - Elections

Dorset HealthCare is currently holding elections to its Council of Governors. There are six seats up for grabs to members of the public – two representing Bournemouth, one representing Poole, and three representing the Dorset and Rest of England constituency.

Everyone who is a  member of Dorset HealthCare is entitled to vote and will be receiving ballot papers in the post or by email. If you are a member and have not received a ballot by Sunday, 27 September, please contact UK Engage.

Dorset HealthCare is the biggest NHS organisation in the county, with more than 5,500 staff running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient mental health units and a host of community-based services.

We were recently rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission – the first trust of our kind in the South to achieve this.

Elected governors represent the views of local people about our services, as well as raise concerns, inform decision making, help set Trust priorities and hold the Board of Directors to account. They are also ambassadors for Dorset HealthCare, promoting our work in the community.

If you are a member of our Trust, please have your say and vote.

To find out more about the election process or the role of a Governor, contact Membership Manager Jacqueline Stratford at or on 01202 277004.

Statement of Persons Nominated - Council of Governors Election

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