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Council of governors

The council of governors' (COG) responsibilities include representing the interests of our members, the appointment and removal of the chairman and non-executive directors, influencing the plans and priorities of the trust and monitoring the performance of the trust against its strategic direction and targets. 

The council of governors' made the following response to the Dorset Clinical Services Review Consultation in February 2017: click here 

Council of governors:

Elected representatives for Bournemouth

 Allan Petrie





Elected representatives for Poole

 Shirley Brooks


Christine Cooney

Christine Cooney, Public Governor



Peter Coghlan

Steve Heath


Andrew McLeod

Richard Negus

Richard Negus, public governor

 Linda Nother


Linda Nother




Elected representatives for Purbeck, East Dorset and Christchurch


 Geoffrey Carleton

(deputy chairman)

Geoffrey Carlton

Virginia Collings



Carole Light





Elected representative for North and West Dorset, Weymouth, Portland and rest of England

James Myles

James Myles, public governor


Elected staff representatives

 Lucy Parker

(clinical staff) 

John Payne

(clinical staff) 

John Payne, Staff Governor


(clinical staff) 

Gary Grindrod

(non-clinical staff)



Nominated representatives from partner organisations



Dorset County Council



Dr David Richardson

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

David Richardson, appointed governor


Cllr Ann Stribley

Borough of Poole

Ann Stribley, appointed governor


Sonal Minocha

Bournemouth University



Bournemouth Borough Council



Public meetings

Our council of governors meetings are open to the public. Find out when the next meeting takes place and read papers from previous meetings at:

Public council meetings

Get in touch

Phone handset graphicTo contact one of your local governors, please contact the company secretary team:

Tel: 01202 448723

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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