Trust members were invited to have a say in the future of mental health and community healthcare services by voting for the governor candidate of their choice in this year’s election, which closed yesterday (24 May).

The trust governors are drawn from the public, patients and staff and are voted for by its members.  The newly elected members will join the council and represent the views of members in their constituency, ensuring that our services meet the needs of our communities now and in the future.

Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary Kerry Rogers said: “Congratulations and welcome to all the elected governors. I’m looking forward to working together to listen to the views of our members and continuously improve our services for all.”

Alan Jones, a re-elected patient carers governor, said: “I’m delighted to be returned as a governor again, representing the voices of our constituents across the trust, and in my case particularly the carers. 

“I am looking forward to working with all the elected governors, getting to grips with our working groups and supporting Oxford Health for another three years as a member of the Council of Governors.”

The election results were as follows:

Constituency Class Governor
Patient Carers Alan Jones
Patient Service User: Oxfordshire Tom Hayes
Patient Service User: Oxfordshire Gillian Evans*
Patient Service User: Buckinghamshire & Other Counties Jacqueline-Anne McKenna
Patient Service User: Buckinghamshire & Other Counties Clare Sessions
Public Buckinghamshire Matthew Bezzant
Staff Children and Young People Gordon Davenport
Staff Corporate Services Vicky Drew
Staff Older People’s Services Maureen Cundell

*Elected due to an extra vacancy arising during the election

The final reports issued by the Returning Officer can be accessed via our Elections 2018 page.

To become a member of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, visit the trust website and apply online.

Next year’s election will open in spring 2019, inviting communities once more to share their voice and make a difference.