How Homerton is governed

The Trust is governed by a Board of Directors comprising executive and non- executive directors. The Board provides leadership to the Trust and sets the strategic direction of the organisation. The Board decides upon matters of operational performance, risk, quality assurance and governance, and it monitors the delivery of strategic aims and operational objectives.

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As a Foundation Trust Homerton is accountable to the local population and members of the public which may become members of the Trust. The Board is supported by the Council of Governors which is made up of 14 public governors, 6 staff governors and 5 appointed governors nominated from partnership organisations such as the London Borough of Hackney. The Governors are elected by members of the Trust and they represent the constituents of Hackney and neighbouring boroughs or in relation to the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical staff are represented.

The executive directors and clinical management teams are responsible for the leadership of the Trust’s clinical services. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, there are three clinical divisions:

  • Community and Children's Services
  • Surgical, Women's and Neonatal Services
  • Emergency Care, Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

The Trust comprises of Homerton Hospital in Hackney, Mary Seacole Continuing Care Nursing Home in Shoreditch and community and homecare services across Hackney and the City.

Over 3500 staff are directly employed by the Trust, with a further 1000 contracted to work for us or placed here for training. In the latter group are pre and post registration medical and health care professional trainees from the London Deanery, Barts and the London Medical School, City University and East London University.

The sub-committees of the Board are the Audit Committee, Charitable Funds Committee, Risk Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

The Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions, Committee Terms of Reference and other corporate information relating to the Trust are held by the Company Secretary.