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Council of Governors

The Board of Directors works closely with the Council of Governors to ensure that it understands the views of governors, and through them, the views of members.

The Council of Governors has a number of statutory duties, including appointing the Chairman and Non Executive Directors and ratifying the appointment of the Chief Executive. The Council of Governors also determines the remuneration and terms and conditions of the Chairman and Non Executive Directors, receives the Trust’s Annual report and accounts and auditor's report, and appoints the Trust’s external auditor. The public and staff members of the Council of Governors are elected from the Foundation Trust membership by the members and serve for terms of office between two and three years.

You can contact the council of governors by emailing ekh-tr.governorsquestions@nhs.net or by letter to:

Membership Office   

Chief Executive's Office

Kent and Canterbury Hospital,
Ethelbert Road,

For more information on members of the Council please view the Council of Governors profiles.