GOSH Membership - join our Council of Governors

23 Nov 2020, 3:15 p.m.

Here's Josh, a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) who is also on the Council of Governors. After being treated at GOSH for most of his life, Josh looked for ways to give back to the hospital and contribute towards its future.

How long have you been coming to GOSH?

"From the age of 8, I’ve relied on GOSH’s life-saving treatment. I’ve always found the teams at GOSH to be highly supportive and encouraging and it’s extremely rewarding to be able to contribute to the hospital’s development through representing the Young People’s Forum as a Governor!"

What made you want to become a Governor at GOSH?

"As a member of the Young People’s Forum (YPF), I enjoyed working on projects to improve the experience for patients and their families. When there was the opportunity to become a YPF Governor, these experiences motivated me to represent young people at GOSH on the Council."

What’s the best part of being on the Council?

The best part of being a Governor at GOSH is giving something back and representing the Young People’s Forum in order to improve patient experience across all areas of the hospital. I also enjoy personally developing and having exposure to corporate activity, such as the Sight and Sound Centre project."

What would you tell someone who is thinking about standing as a Governor?

"If you’re committed and invested, please stand! GOSH is a brilliant organisation, which helps transform the lives of seriously ill children from across the world, but to continue this in the long term we need people like you to stand for election and contribute to the hospital’s development. What better place is there to make a difference than with a leading children’s hospital?"

Find out more about how our elections will run this year here.

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