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Trust board meetings and papers

The Trust Board is the ultimate decision-making unit for West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. It is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the rganisation and ensuring that financial targets are achieved.

Membership of the board includes the Chairman, Chief Executive, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors.

Meet the Board

The Board holds a monthly Board meeting in public where it receives information and assurance on performance. The Board meetings often begin with a short presentation from a member of staff or feedback from a patient on their experience of our services. Matters of strategic importance are discussed and decisions are taken.

Matters that have a highly sensitive nature or are ‘commercial in confidence’ are held in part 2. This is held in private. The Board seeks to make as much of its business as possible open to the public and so the vast majority of papers and discussions fall within part 1, i.e. held in public.

Members of the public have an open invitation to attend part 1 and to ask questions at the point in the agenda set aside for this. Board papers are made available and these include minutes and a decision log.

Acronyms and Abbreviations

View a list of the acronyms and abbreviations used in the board papers (opens in new window).

Trust board papers 2024

Trust board papers 2023

Archived trust board papers

External reports to the trust

View external reports to the Trust

Public trust board meetings 2024

In 2024 the trust board is scheduled to meet in public on the following dates:

DateTime Venue

1 February 2024

9.30am

Executive Meeting Room, Restaurant, Watford General Hospital and via Microsoft Teams.

Join the meeting

Meeting ID: 373 613 242 113
Passcode: 967EKK

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7 March 2024

9.30am

Executive Meeting Room, Restaurant, Watford General Hospital and via Microsoft Teams - group chat software - opens in a new window

4 April 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Watford Football Club

2 May 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Medical Education Centre, Hemel Hempstead Hospital

6 June 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Executive Meeting Room, The Restaurant, Watford Hospital

4 July 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Medical Education Centre, St Albans City Hospital

Aug

No meeting

5 September 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Executive Meeting Room, The Restaurant, Watford Hospital

5pm - 6pm AGM

MS Teams/Executive Meeting Room, The Restaurant, Watford Hospital

3 Octber 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Medical Education Centre, Hemel Hempstead Hospital

7 November 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Medical Education Centre, St Albans City Hospital

5 December 2024

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Executive Meeting Room, The Restaurant, Watford Hospital

Public trust board meetings 2025

January 2025

No meeting

6 February 2025

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Executive Meeting Room, The Restaurant, Watford Hospital

6 March 2025

9.30am - 2pm

MS Teams/Executive Meeting Room, The Restaurant, Watford Hospital

How can I observe the Trust Board meeting?

A link to the next Board meeting will be published here on the Friday before the meeting. Alternatively, please contact the Trust Secretary via westherts.corporategovernance@nhs.net, phone 01923 436361.

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Join the meeting

Meeting ID: 373 613 242 113
Passcode: 967EKK

Download Teams | Join on the web

How can I ask a question?

If you would like more information about the Board meeting or to submit a question under the agenda item titled ‘Questions from the Public, please contact the Corporate Governance Team via westherts.corporategovernance@nhs.net, phone 01923 436361 or by writing to: Corporate Governance Office, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Trust Offices, Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford, Herts, WD18 0HB.

Please note questions must relate to an item on the Board meeting agenda and be submitted to the Corporate Governance Team at least 48 hours before the start of the Board meeting, i.e. by 9.30am on the Tuesday directly before the meeting. Pre-submitted questions will be answered at the meeting, but you will not be able to contribute to the discussion. Complex questions that require in-depth research, data retrieval or analysis may be deferred and responded to in writing or answered at a future Board meeting. The decision by the Chair of the Board on whether to accept a question and how it should be answered is final.

If you wish to give a compliment, raise a concern, or make a complaint, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on westherts.pals@nhs.net or 01923 217198.