Birmingham Children’s Hospital is looking for a new Governor from the Coventry and Warwickshire area, to join its Council of Governors.
These are a group of people who have been elected by the public, patients, carers and staff to represent the views of their particular constituency or staff group, and have a vested interest in shaping the future of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The elected governor would join 25 others who jointly have a say in decisions and hold the Board of Directors to account.
The Council of Governors meet four times each year and attend two meetings with the Board of Directors. During these meetings they discuss how well the hospital is doing, the quality of care given to patients and its financial position.
Brian Broughton MBE who is 75 years old, is stepping down as the Governor for Coventry and Warwickshire in October. Brian, who has been involved with Birmingham Children’s Hospital for the last 10 years through fundraising and other events, said: “My time as a Governor has been fantastic. I have had the opportunity to discuss the future of the hospital and how it is performing, as well as witness the opening of the new Renal and Teenage Cancer Trust Units. I have also met many families on the wards and it has been a real privilege to be involved with the hospital.
“Birmingham Children’s is the most fantastic hospital and I would urge anyone in the Coventry and Warwickshire area who has an interest in becoming a Governor, to apply.”
The elected Governor can be anyone aged 16 or over, who lives in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. The initial term upon election is three years. Elections will be held in October/November.
To find out more and to register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 17 September.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive service to children, young people and their families.
We are one of the leading paediatric teaching centres in the country, with international research and development in areas such as:
- Childhood cancer studies
- Liver disease
- Infection, inflammation and immunity
- Molecular genetics of childhood conditions (how these are passed on, and how they cause disease in the body in terms of chemistry)
- Nutrition, growth and metabolism in childhood
- Drug use in children
- Relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
- Infant neuroblastoma
- Infant brain tumours
Our facilities include:
- A 22 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- A centre of excellence for children with cancer, cardiac, liver and renal disease
- A national transplant centre
- 280 inpatient and day-case beds including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- 38 specialties and supporting departments
- An Emergency Department dealing with over 45,000 patients a year
- Twelve theatres
- Three MRI scanners
- A CT Scanner
- An endoscopy suite
- A catheter laboratory with digital imaging facility
- Burn, Neonatal Surgery and Education Centre
- Wellcome Clinical Research Facility
- Renal Unit
- Teenage Cancer Trust Unit
- Ronald McDonald House (parent and family accommodation).