Foundation Trust Membership
In 2007 Dorset County Hospital was proud to be awarded Foundation Trust status. As a Foundation Trust, Dorset County Hospital is required to have a Membership and a Council of Governors.
The Membership, by electing a Council of Governors to represent their views and comments, plays an important part in ensuring decisions made by the Trust Board are in the best interests of the community and patients.
Who can be a Member?
Aged 16 years or over
Resident in England
Benefits to Members
Membership of the Trust is free and open to all England residents aged 16 years and over. As a member you receive the following benefits:
Receive regular newsletters and e-bulletins
Invitations to regular Members' Events at the Hospital
Access to a range of discounts only usually available to NHS staff, including discounts at local businesses
Right to vote for Governors in your constituency
Chance to stand as a Governor and represent local members and the public
Opportunity to provide feedback to the Hospital
Means of showing support for the Trust