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.

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. It is likely that elections will take place in Spring 2024.

Details regarding upcoming elections will be available on this page nearer the time.

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.