Could you be a Governor at Sheffield Children’s?

Young girl in wheelchair
06 March 2018

People from across South Yorkshire are being invited to play a part in the future of children’s healthcare by nominating themselves as Governors at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Current and former patients aged 16-19 are encouraged to put their names forward for the crucial Patient Governor role which gives them the chance to share the views of young people with Trust directors.

There are also eight positions available for members of the public representing areas around Sheffield as well as Doncaster and Rotherham.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Governors have the chance to take part in a range of activities including formal Council meetings, department visits and sitting on interview panels. Governors have also tasted new inpatient food menus, helped develop the new Trust website and participated in a ‘wheelchair challenge’ to make improvements to the accessibility of the hospital buildings.

Patient Governor Sophie Lewis said: “I was inspired to become a governor because I have seen many changes over the past 19 years at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. I know first-hand how amazing the care is here. I am forever grateful to everyone for the time and effort given to improve Sheffield Children’s.”

Sarah West, from Rotherham became a governor after her son spent time at the hospital: “It’s great to be able to contribute to the Trust to make sure that the needs of all South Yorkshire’s children are considered.”

If you are looking for a new challenge, can spare some time on a regular basis and want to make a difference to children’s lives, then becoming a Governor could be for you!

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