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Your Governors

In August 2017 it was agreed that the Council of Governors for the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust would be reduced from 26 governors to 19: 13 public, 3 staff and 3 appointed partners.  The change will be completed by March 2018, following the annual elections.

Public and Staff Governors are elected to serve as a representative of their constituency usually for three years. 

Who are your governors and what do they do? 

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Membership Office
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
St Peters Road


Latest news

Council of Governors Elections 2018

There are eight governor vacancies to be filled for three year terms starting on 1 March 2018.  There are vacancies all the membership constituencies except Thanet - elections for this area were held last year.  To find out more about the role click on 'Governors' above.

FT members in all constituencies except Thanet will receive a ballot pack asking them to vote for their preferred candidate at the end of January.  Voting will close at 5pm on 20 February. Click here for the Notice of Poll, which provides a list of the candidates in each constituency.

If you have any questions contact Amanda Bedford on 01227 868784 or at

Annual Members Meeting

The Annual Members Meeting took place on Thursday 7 September at the Spitfire Cricket Ground, Canterbury. Over 100 members attended and had the opportunity to hear about the Trust's performance during 2016/17 and future plans. 

Transforming care in Kent and Medway 

NHS and social care leaders have published a compelling ‘case for change’ which sets out why services need to change to meet the needs of local people. Find out more...


For the latest news from the Trust visit: news and events


We value the involvement of local people as volunteers in activities that enhance the quality of life for our patients, visitors, carers, and also support the staff in delivery high quality health care.

Volunteers are involved in many areas of our services, such as meeting and greeting, assisting our staff with administration, directing patients around the hospital to name just a few.

The range of opportunities continually changes so we are sure to find you something you will enjoy.

Please take a look at our current volunteer opportunities

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