Help shape the future of your local hospital by becoming a member!

Plans are progressing to merge Bedford Hospital with Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and we are looking to expand the Foundation Trust Membership to include individuals representing the population both hospitals serve.

Published on: 30/01/18

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Bedford Hospital NHS Trust encourages residents, particularly those from Bedford Borough,  to become Foundation Trust Members to have a say on their local hospital.

Bedford Hospital belongs to you –Become a member and have yoursay”… Gordon Johns, Member and Chair of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

 Plans are progressing to merge Bedford Hospital NHS Trust with the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation. They are looking to expand their Foundation Trust Membership to include people from across the whole of Bedfordshire and surrounding counties to ensure the membership represents the population both hospitals serve.

What is a Foundation Trust Member

As a foundation trust both the hospitals once merged will become accountable to their local community they serve.

What are the benefits:

  • You will receive newsletters and updates from the Trust
  • You can have your say and influence the way the Trust runs its affairs
  • You have direct access to the Council of Governors to raise any concerns and offer ideas
  • You will receive invitations to members’ meetings and medical lectures given by hospital staff
  • You elect the Governors
  • You can stand for election as a Governor
  • You are eligible for Health Service discounts via on-line shopping  

Who can become a member

Anyone can become a member, it’s free and easy to sign up and you can help influence the way your hospital is run.

How to become a member!

To become a member complete the online form at 

https://www.ldh.nhs.uk/most-popular/ft-members/become-a-member/

 

OR 

 

Email at FTMembership(at)ldh.nhs.uk or call on 01 582 718333 requesting for a membership application form.