Membership Constituencies

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Public Constituency
The public constituency will consist of four distinct areas. Three areas covering the Island and an ‘off Island’ area.  The three areas covering the Island are shown in the map below and are aligned to the three locality areas used by GPs and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.  Because the population in one of the areas is substantially larger we are suggesting that the larger area has an additional governor.

Governors are non-political and would be elected to represent their area rather than the town or village where they live. By having more than one Governor for an area we hope that there will be an element of ‘cross cover’ for events and activities and the election of Governors can be staggered. It is hoped that this arrangement will ensure that in the event of illness or holidays no area on the Island would be left unrepresented. Alignment with the GP localities should also allow Governors to easily identify with activities and services provided in their area by the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). 

Just over 1,000 patients, whose Post Code is registered to the mainland, were admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in 2011/12. The fourth area of the public constituency would provide representation from those who work on the Island or are the carer of a patient treated by the Trust but live on the mainland. There would be one Governor place for this area.

Staff and NHS Volunteers Constituency
It is proposed that all members of staff employed by Isle of Wight NHS Trust will automatically become staff members of the Trust when they take up employment unless they choose to opt out. This includes all bank and seconded staff. Other staff who are not directly employed by the Trust but work in partnership with us will be invited to become public members. It is proposed that all Isle of Wight NHS Trust registered volunteers will automatically become volunteer members unless they opt out. Staff cannot be public governors. NHS volunteers can however opt to be in the public constituency if they do not want to be included in the staff and NHS volunteers constituency.

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