Council of Governors

The Trust's Council of Governors is made up of elected members of the Foundation Trust.The council represents patients, members of the public as well as City Hospitals Sunderland staff.

Patient's constituency
Sue Cooper
Gillian Pringle

Public constituency - North East
Ruth Richardson

Public constituency - Sunderland
Chris Colley
John Dean
Margaret Dobson
Liz Highmore
Susan Pinder
Pauline Taylor

Staff constituency - Clinical class
Lindsey Downey
Tom Harris

Staff constituency - Medical and Dental class
Shahid Junejo

Staff constituency - Other class
Jackie Burlison
Kay Hodgson

In addition to the above elected governors, there are 2 additional appointed governors representing key partners:

Councillor Graeme Miller - Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Health and Social Care, representing Sunderland City Council

Vacant - representing Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group


Public meetings are held approximately every 2-3 months and the dates for 2018 can be found along with papers in the eventscalendar. Members of the public, patients, Foundation Trust members and staff are able to attend these meetings. There will be an opportunity to speak to Governors at the end of the meeting.