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Governor Elections

Governor Nominations are now closed, elections open 11 December 2023!

More information will follow on how to vote soon. Only Foundation Trust members are eligable to vote to sign up as a member please visit the below link:

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Governor Vacancies

The Trust has the following vacancies which are included within this round of elections - if you live in these areas and are a Trust Member you will be eligible to stand:

Type Constituency Number of Seats Term of Office 
Public Cornwall One Two years
Public Devon Three

2 x Three years

1 x Two years 

Public Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset Two

1 x Three years

1 x Two years 

Public Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire Two

1 x Three years

1 x Two years 

Public Wiltshire and Swindon One Three years 
Public Dorset One Three years
Public Isles of Scilly One Three years
Staff  Accident & Emergency, Somerset, North and East Devon and Dorset
Staff Class
One Thee years 
Staff  Accident & Emergency, South and West Devon, Cornwall and Isles of
Scilly Staff Class
One Two years 
Staff Emergency Operations Centre Bristol and Exeter Staff Class One Three years
Staff Volunteers One Two years

Election Timeline

The Trust is pleased to share the election timetable with you below very soon:

Election stage Timetable
Nominations open Monday 23 October 2023 
Nominations close Monday 20 November 2023 
Final date for candidate withdrawal Thursday 23 November 2023
Elections open  Monday 11 December 2023
Close of elections Tuesday 9 January 2024
Declaration of results  Wednesday 10 January 2024

If you are interested in the Governor elections or want more information please contact Corrie Payne via 

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: Donate to South Western Ambulance Charity | Give as you Live Donate