Residents are being urged to get involved with what Lincolnshire’s hospitals are doing as they bid to become an NHS Foundation Trust.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is working towards the goal – but one of the most important parts of becoming a foundation trust is involving and engaging patients, public and staff to ensure they play a part in the future of the organisation.
The Trust is recruiting more than 4,000 members from staff and local population.
The membership will be grouped into four areas, reflecting the geographical areas the Trust serves in Lincolnshire.
In these areas, staff can get involved in Locality Forums to represent local issues and feed into the trust wide Council of Governors.
Foundation Trust programme director Sue Rogerson said: “Members can be as involved in the trust as they wish to be.
“We would like as many people as possible taking an active part in the life of the trust and getting involved in helping us to shape our services.”
To become a member, to find out more, or to invite a member of the foundation trust to talk to you group, go to www.ulh.nhs.uk, call 01522 572301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Displays about the trust’s foundation trust application will be put up across hospital sites in the coming weeks.
It will be at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital reception on July 8, from 10am to noon, and in outpatients on July 10, 2pm to 4pm.