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 at:

Council of Governors Meeting Dates

  • 21 February 2023
  • 17 April 2023
  • 04 July 2023
  • 18 October 2023

Council of Governors meetings are mostly held as virtual meetings, via Microsoft Teams.

Meet the Governors

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

Council of Governors elections 2023

Elections for current vacancies on our Council of Governors are taking place this autumn. Read our notice of election.

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 11 public governor vacancies open for election, representing:

  • Kingston – 3 vacancies
  • Richmond – 3 vacancies
  • Elmbridge – 1 vacancy
  • Rest of Surrey and Greater London – 1 vacancy
  • Wandsworth – 1 vacancy
  • Merton – 1 vacancy
  • Sutton – 1 vacancy

Nominations are open from Wednesday 6 September to Wednesday 4 October.

Find out more and submit your nomination

If you are interested in submitting a nomination, you are welcome to join our virtual information session on Wednesday 20 September (5.30pm – 6.30pm) to help you understand the role of governor and the benefits of carrying out this interesting role. To join the event, please email

Annual General Meeting & Annual Members’ Meeting 2023

This year, our Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Annual Members’ Meeting will take place on Monday 25 September 2023 from 6pm, in Lecture Theare 1 (Level 5 Kingston Surgical Centre, Kingston Hospital). Find out more

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