Meet the governors: Exciting time to join the trust, says KGH's deputy lead governor

This is the second in a series of pieces to give an insight into the role and work of the hospital's governors
The governors play an important role at KGHThe governors play an important role at KGH
The governors play an important role at KGH

Now is an exciting time to join the trust, according to KGH's deputy lead governor.

The governors at KGH have teamed up with the Northants Telegraph to give our readers an insight into their role and the work they do.

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Dr Mabel Blades, deputy lead governor and public governor for East Northants, has written the second in a series of pieces about the governors which we will be bringing to you in the coming weeks.

Dr Blades said it is an exciting time to join the trust, and added: "I am proud to be a governor and told people about it and what was happening at Kettering General Hospital and l found many wanted to join the trust.

"Now is a really important time to join the trust as there is so much happening and information on site developments, how Kettering Hospital is working with Northampton Hospital plus also the digital strategy are all exciting happenings.

"You can join the hospital trust by contacting

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"It is open to anyone over 16 years of age and people find it extremely informative and helpful.

"Members can have different levels of involvement and they can receive information about the hospital and it's plans, advise the hospital on services, plans for the future, attend lectures at Kettering General Hospital or other venues on the hospital and/or the NHS, stand for future elections for the council of members, participate in annual members' meetings, volunteer at the hospital and recruit new members.

"All members are provided with a copy of the lively and interesting magazine “KGH Together.”

There are 25 governors on the KGH Council, including 13 public elected governors representing the four districts in which the majority of patients live: Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and East Northants and one governor representing the rest of the UK.

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A key role of the council of governors is to hold the non-executive directors, both individually and collectively, to account for the performance of the board of directors and to represent the interests of NHS foundation trust members, staff and the public.

The Northants Telegraph will be hearing from more of the governors in the coming weeks and if you have any questions to put to them, email them to [email protected]

To read the first piece from the governors, click here

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