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The Benefits of Membership

As a member, you will play a vital role within Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust. You have a real voice in how the Trust is run and how it will grow and develop in the future.

Our Members represent the different groups of people who we are accountable to and through their elected Governors for their constituencies. Members have the opportunity to help us shape our strategies and future plans.

Whilst Membership is an important role in supporting the Trust, it is not time consuming. Members can take as little or as much involvement within the trust as they like. As a member, you will receive regular updates on the work of the Trust including recent developments via our Members Newsletter with various links to interesting news and sections of the Trust website.

You can find out more about the Trust performance throughout the year and listen to keynote speakers present on a variety of topics if you choose to attend our Annual Public Meeting, other membership members events or our Council of Governor meetings.

Trust members pictured at a recent meeting

Our members support the work of the Trust by:

  • Contributing to, supporting and influencing the work of Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Receiving information about the hospital throughout the year
  • Being consulted on and feeding into the activities of the Council of Governors
  • Voting in elections for the Council of Governors
  • Attending meetings of the Council of Governors
  • Standing for election to the Council of Governors
  • Becoming part of the Lay Reader panel – helping to improve our hospital publications by proof reading hospital information documents/publications, commenting and advising on hospital publications before distribution
  • Becoming part of our Patient Reference Panel –  Take part in surveys or sit in discussion groups around specific topics such as Stoke services, Cancer services and Children services for future implications and improvements to services.

Health Service Discounts

Public members of our Foundation Trust that have internet access can enjoy the same national and local benefits as our members of staff.

Simply visit the web site and complete a simple registration form. Members will then have access to more than 100 companies offering discounts from a variety of high street brands. Once you have set up your username, members of your family will also be able to benefit.

Related Links:

Internal Weblink Find out about our Foundation Trust status
Internal Weblink Read more about the role of our Governors
Internal Weblink Apply On-line to become a Member