Patient Council vacancies at St Mary’s hospital

Press Release

8th June 2016

Want to be a member of our Patient Council?

Help shape the future of integrated healthcare.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has a limited number of vacancies on the Trust’s Patient Council and we are offering members of the public an opportunity to apply.

The Patient Council, which is made up of 25 members, meets every six weeks, on a Monday afternoon, to discuss developments and plans that could impact on patients and the wider Trust.

The Patient Council provide a patient perspective and pursue or help address matters identified as important by patients.  Members of the Council are involved in shaping strategies and new initiatives within the local health scene and they provide regular representation to various committees and board meetings.

We would be interested to hear from you if you are:

·       Able to add to diversity of Patient Council membership

·       Available on a Monday at 2.00p.m. (once every 6 weeks)

·       Able/willing to commit self to additional activities as they arise, e.g. joining other groups/committees, undertaking ward visits

·       Able to respect confidentiality

·       Able to focus on a broad range of discussions, rather than exclusively on own areas of interest

·       Enthusiasm for the principles of the NHS and ability to engage with patients, staff and the public

Head of Communications and Engagement at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Andy Hollebon said: “Patient Council members play a vital role in the Trust.  From commenting on patient information to participating in service redesign the Patient Council helps the Trust improve and innovate but we need more people to take on this important role.”

If you are interested in joining the Patient Council please contact Jo Cram in the Communication, Engagement & Membership Team on 01983 822099 Ext 6184 or email jo.cram@iow.nhs.uk by the 30th June 2016.