THE organisation running hospitals in Huddersfield is inviting candidates to stand for election to its membership council.
Eight seats are up for election on the 29-strong council at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
To stand for election, candidates have to be a member of the trust. There are currently more than 9,000 trust members, who include people living in Calderdale and Kirklees, patients, carers and staff.
Council members are elected for three years and provide a link between the membership and the trust to make sure local priorities are included in the trust’s plans.
Candidates are being sought for eight “constituencies” – including Birkby, Deighton, Paddock, Crosland Moor and Newsome; Dalton, Almondbury, Kirkburton and Denby Dale; Greetland, Stainland, Elland, Rastrick and Brighouse; Cleckheaton, Birstall, Birkenshaw, Spenborough, Heckmondwike, Batley, Mirfield, Dewsbury and Thornhill.
Elections will also take place among trust staff members for two seats – doctors and dentists; nurses and midwives.
To register an interest in standing, contact the Electoral Reform Services on 020 88899203, call the membership office on 01484 347342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before July 30.
Deadline for completed nomination forms at the Electoral Reform Services in London is Friday, August 1.
Informal sessions for members interested in becoming a council member will be held from 5pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday, July 8, in the boardroom at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and between the same times on Thursday, July 17, at Cleckheaton Health Centre.