Council of Governors


Foundation Trusts have a Council of Governors which is made up of appointed Governors and elected public and staff Governors.

Kingston’s authorisation document to operate as a Foundation Trust can be found here and the Trust’s Constitution is available here.

With the support of our members, our Governors ensure our work is in keeping with our values, meeting the needs of our local residents and supporting all who use our services to make us successful. 

If you would like more information about the Council of Governors please contact the Corporate Governance Manager on Iscelyn.richards-tait@nhs.net

Council of Governor Elections 2021:

Elections for current vacancies on our Council of Governors will be taking place this autumn.

Governors play a vital role in making sure that the hospital and its services are being run effectively and have direct influence on strategic decision-making. If you are aged 16 years or over and a member of Kingston Hospital you can run for governor at Kingston Hospital.

There are 7 public governor vacancies open for election this year, representing:

  • Kingston  
  • Elmbridge  
  • Richmond  
  • Sutton  

Nominations are open from 6 September 2021 to 4 October 2021 and the election will take place from 25 October 2021 to 18 November 2021.

Find out more.

We will be holding two virtual information sessions to help you understand the role of governor and the benefits of carrying out this interesting role:

  • Thursday 16 September, 6.30 – 7.30pm  
  • Tuesday 21 September, 6.30 – 7.30pm  

If you would like to join one of these events, please email Sam Armstrong, Kingston Hospital’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Trust Secretary: samuel.armstrong@nhs.net

Council of Governors Elections 2020:

View the results of this year’s Governor Elections:

Council of Governors Meeting Dates:

  • 19 January 2021
  • 10 May 2021
  • 15 July 2021
  • 12 October 2021

Meet the Governors:

Read the following interviews to find out more about the role of Governor:

Annual General Meeting & Annual Members’ Meeting 2021:

This year, our Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Annual Members’ Meeting will be held as a virtual event.

Join us on Thursday 23 September 2021 at 6pmFind out more.


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