Help decide on health

Penny Goff, membership manager for the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , with her membership stand at Scarborough Hospital today.   Picture by Andrew Higgins  114517a  08/11/11
Penny Goff, membership manager for the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , with her membership stand at Scarborough Hospital today. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114517a 08/11/11

A HOSPITAL trust is looking for new recruits from Bridlington.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wants people to come forward and play an active role in shaping the future of NHS services in Bridlington and Scarborough.

It means the opportunity for them to have their say as York and Scarborough Hospitals and community services move towards becoming one organisation next year.

Penny Goff, trust membership manager, said: “There has never been a better opportunity for people in Bridlington to get involved.

“As an NHS Foundation Trust we have greater financial freedom to provide services. This also means we have greater local accountability to the communities we serve.

“Being a member means that you can have a real say in how your services are run.

“It gives you the opportunity to support, contribute and influence your local NHS and to be consulted on future plans.”

No special qualifications are needed to become a trust member, it is a voluntary role open to anyone over the age of 16 and people can be as active as they want, it is up to the individual how much or how little they want to be involved.

Members are eligible to vote for governors, which can give them a line of communication for any issues they may wish to raise, direct to the council of governors.

More information is available from Penny Goff by email at penny.goff@york.nhs.uk or by telephone on 01904 725233 or visit the York Hospitals’ website.

There is also a membership stand located in the main entrance at Bridlington Hospital where you can pick up a leaflet.