Governor Elections

Interested in becoming a Governor?

This is your opportunity to make a difference. As part of the role, you will: 

  • Represent the interests of the Trust’s members - helping the voice of staff, patients and the public to be heard
  • Learn about the hospital's services
  • Undertake training and development to support you in the role
  • Take part in engagement activities and events, allowing you to meet your constituents
  • Hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Trust.

Members can apply to become a governor of the constituency in which they reside (Medway, Swale or Rest of England).

Governors are elected for a term of three years, and can stand for re-election once (giving a total length of service of six years).

They are asked to commit eight to ten hours a month to their role.

The role is unpaid, but governors can claim reasonable travel expenses.

Governors are expected to adhere to the Trust’s Code of Conduct and attend meetings of the Council of Governors, which take place four times a year.

Governors are also expected to attend the Annual General Meeting and any other meetings identified by the Council.

Governors should be willing to take part in engagement activities in order to fully represent the views of their constituents.


Upcoming Elections

A number of seats will become available in July 2024 for the Medway and Swale constituencies.

The nomination stage will open on Friday 1 March, and close on Monday 18 March.

An information session is being held for anyone interested in finding out more about the election process and the role of governor.

The session will take place on Wednesday 13 March at 5pm in the Trafalgar Conference Suite at Medway Maritime Hospital. For further details or to book a place, please contact our Membership Office:

We will also be holding engagement stands over the next few weeks, both at the hospital and in the community - details of these are on our Governor and Engagement Events page.

To view details of previous elections, please click here.

If you have any questions, or would like to to register your interest in future elections, please email the Membership Office at or call us on 01634 825292.