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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is pleased to announce the results of the Governors’ Election 2017 which saw ten new governors elected to the Foundation Trust, as well as four existing governors re-elected.

The successful candidates were:

Public: Buckinghamshire

Bob Crocker

Bernadette Devine

Bob Duggan (re-elected)

Public: Oxfordshire

Loretta Light

Stephen Haynes

Staff: Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) and Logistics

Emma Crozier

The following constituencies were uncontested:

Public: Berkshire

Colin Godbold (re-elected)

Staff: Contact centres including NHS 111, EOC and NEPTS

Jim Dunderdale

Staff: Corporate/support/other

Lynn Dove-Dixon

Staff: 999 Operations – North

Kate Moss

Staff: 999 Operations – South

David Palmer (re-elected)

As a Foundation Trust, SCAS is committed to representing its communities as effectively as possible, promoting public awareness and involvement in healthcare issues.

Having Trust members, represented by elected governors, is a key way for the Trust to involve local people in the organisation’s work and ensure that it provides the best possible care and treatment for the people it serves.

Trust Chair, Lena Samuels, said:

“Governors play a vital role, both in representing the views of the people we serve as well as ensuring we deliver a safe and effective service. To do this we need a high calibre of experience and expertise. I am therefore delighted to congratulate those governors who have been re-elected as well as to welcome new members to the Council of Governors who will no doubt bring a fresh perspective. The roles are voluntary and I want to thank all of our volunteers, as well as our staff, for their dedication and hard work during 2017, and particularly those who will be working over Christmas and New Year.”

The new governors will commence their term on 1 March 2018 and be in post for three years. The official election process was conducted on behalf of the Trust by Electoral Reform Services.

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