Governor Elections 

Our service uses, carers, staff and members of the public have the opportunity to influence the way your health services are run by becoming Governors for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Mersey Care is a foundation trust which remains part of the NHS but is answerable to local people who can become members and governors. 

NHS foundation trusts share all the same values, quality and safety standards as NHS trusts, but they are ‘owned’ by their members who elect a Council of Governors to represent the views of members, patients, staff, partner organisations and the public. This means that the Council of Governors is an important link between our local communities and staff, and the Board of Directors, which has the responsibility of running the organisation and preparing the Trust’s strategy. The Council of Governors works alongside the Board of Directors to help local communities and staff have a greater say in the strategic direction of the Trust, and how services are developed and delivered by the Trust.

Our Council of Governors which has a number of statutory duties and is responsible for ensuring that community views are considered when Trust decisions are made and services are developed.

More information about the role is available here

The next round of Governor Elections will take place Spring 2022.


Our 2021 Council of Governor elections concluded in September 2021. Below you will find the results of the elections and details of our new Governors (subject to eligibility).


There were two uncontested constituencies

The results of the poll are detailed here.

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here

Our 2020 Council of Governor elections concluded in September 2020. Below you will find the results of the elections and details of our new Governors (subject to eligibility).


There were no uncontested constituencies

The results of the poll are detailed here.

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here

Our 2019 Council of Governor elections concluded in March 2019. Below you will find the results of the elections and details of our new Governors (subject to eligibility).

There were no uncontested constituencies

The results of the Poll are detailed here.

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here

Our 2018 Council of Governor elections concluded in September 2018. Below you will find the results of the elections and details of our new Governors (subject to eligibility).

The Notice of Poll is available here.

The uncontested constituencies are detailed here.

The results of the Poll are detailed here.

To ensure you are kept up to date on our elections to the Council of Governors please make sure you are a member. All members will automatically receive election details.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be please click here.

To find out more about Trust governors click here