Becoming a Member


Join our Trust and become a member

Members are from the local community and further afield, they include patients, carers, volunteers and our staff who collectively have a stake in our hospital. Legally, as a Foundation Trust, we must have a registered membership which is reflective of the communities we serve in both England and Wales.

Members can be involved at different levels and give views on our hospital and its services. They can elect and be elected as Governors, as well as applying for vacant Non-Executive Director posts on the Board of Directors

Members are extremely important to us. They will have an increasingly important role to play in shaping the future provision of our services. We believe our hospital is highly regarded in the local community and is also a major source of employment for local people. We plan to develop a vibrant community within two main constituencies; a Staff constituency and a Public constituency.

We are committed to registering members from all backgrounds and strongly encourage you to become involved to help us improve our services.

Membership is free!

As a member you will receive:

As a member you can:

Do I qualify as a member?

You can become a member of our Foundation Trust, as long as you are 14 or over.  Please ask your parent or guardian for permission if you are under 16.

How do I join?

To become a member please complete our online registration form.

Alternatively you can print off an application form:

If you have any queries or would like more information please contact The Foundation Trust Office:

See our Membership Strategy

Membership Figures

At the end of  July 2022 the membership figures were:-
Total Number of Members: 6566
Staff Members: 1170
Volunteers: 440
Public Members:  4956