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    June 2017


Proud staff celebrate long service
A long service ceremony in York honoured 84 members of staff from the Trust who, between them, have clocked up over 2,300 years of service.

The annual event took place on Thursday 8 June at the Monk Bar Hotel, York, where Chief Executive, Patrick Crowley, paid tribute to the dedicated and caring staff from across the Trust - many of whom have spent much of their working lives in the NHS.

Individuals honoured at the event were those who have reached their 25 and 40 year service milestones. Read More>>>
Hundreds sign up to safety
Over 560 staff and colleagues from primary and secondary healthcare attended the Trust’s Patient Safety Conference, at York Racecourse on Friday 9 June 2017.

The conference, which attracted a mixture of medical staff, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals from right across the region and further afield, was the third conference of its kind for the TrustThe day's agenda featured international and national speakers, as well as a number of local speakers. Read More>>>
Hospital celebrates volunteers making the difference 
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust celebrated the work of around 350 Trust volunteers by joining in the ‘Big Celebration’ for National Volunteers Week.

National Volunteers’ Week took place from 1-7 June 2017. It is an annual celebration of the remarkable contribution that volunteers make across the UK each and every day.  The week provided the perfect opportunity to recognise the work of the Trust’s army of volunteers, as well as make people aware of the volunteering opportunities available at their local hospital. Read More>>>
Patients in safe hands at York Hospital  
Anaesthetists at York Hospital have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients.

The anaesthetics department at the hospital received the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.  The department is only the sixth in the north of England and the fifteenth in the UK to receive the prestigious accreditation. Read More>>>
Meet our Governors - Bridlington
The Council of Governors are the voice of the community, ensuring that local people have a say in the running of their hospital.  Governors are either elected by members of the Trust or appointed by appropriate stakeholder partners such as the York City Council, North Yorkshire County Council or East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Over the next few months we'll introduce you to the governors from each of our regions. This month we introduce Clive Neale and Patricia Stovell, governors for Bridlington. Read More>>>

  Diary Dates  

Board of Directors

26 July 2017
York Hospital Boardroom
Time TBC
(Open to public observers)

Council of Governors

7 September 2017
Malton Rugby Club
(Open to public observers)

Council of Governors

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we have a Council of Governors who represent the views of the Foundation Trust membership and hold the Trust Board to account.

The Council of Governors provide support and advice to the Trust to:

  • ensure that the Trust provides high quality, effective and patient-focused services;
  • ensure that the Trust delivers services that best meet the needs of patients and the communities we serve;
  • ensure high standards of corporate governance and personal conduct
  • promote effective dialogue between the Trust and the local communities we serve.


The Council of Governors consists of 16 public governors and 5 staff governors who have all been elected by the membership of their constituencies.


It also includes nominated representatives from the Local Authority, University and other partnership organisations.


Governors are appointed for a three year term, but subject to reappointment at the end of each term, can serve a maximum of nine years.


The Council of Governors meets four times a year in public and is chaired by the Chair of the Trust, Susan Symington.



Governor Reports

The members of the Council of Governors produce reports of their constituency related activities. These updates are produced quarterly and can be accessed on the Trust website on our dedicated Council of Governors pages.

Mobile Chemotherapy unit opening


On Thursday 20 July, the official opening of the Trust's new Mobile Chemotherapy Unit will take place at Malton Rugby Club.  The official unveiling will take place from 10.30am-12.00pm. 


Following the opening, members are being offered the opportunity to visit the unit and take a look round the new facility.  Tours will last 20 minutes and will take place between 12.30pm-2.00pm with members having the chance to book one of three timeslots. Each tour will accommodate up to 10 members at a time.


If you would like to book a place on one of the tours please register your interest and fill out your details on our official booking form.


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