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Community News & Views | Help sought for hospital

A GOVERNOR is being sought to help to run the hospital in Bognor Regis.

 

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit a resident of the Arun district to join its council of governors.

 

An election of the candidates will be held. The successful individual will play an important role in the work of the trust.

 

Its community nurses treated 51,000 people last year and 4,300 patients were admitted to the trust’s community hospitals – such as Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital.

 

The hospital’s minor injuries unit was among those who treated 123,000 patients in 2018.

 

Peter Horn, who chairs the trust, said: “Our governors play a vital role in shaping the future of community services across Sussex. They help us to understand the needs of the local population and give voice to the communities that we serve.

 

“They come from all walks of life, with a wide variety of skills and experience.

 

“So, if you are passionate about the NHS and want to help plot its course over the coming years, then you could be just the sort of person we are looking for.

 

“On behalf of everyone at the trust, I would like to thank our outgoing governors.

 

“They have served Sussex community and the wider public diligently since their election in 2015. I wish them all the very best for the future.”

 

The trust provides a wide range of community services in people’s homes, in clinics, GP surgeries and hospitals across Sussex.

 

Anyone who is keen to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the area, and who wants to shape the future direction of the trust, should visit the trust’s website: bit.ly/scftelection19 or phone 01273 696011 ext 1520.

 

Applications close at 5pm on February 4.

 

Employees of the trust are pictured above.

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