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Forever in Our Hearts

2020 has been a year that none of us will forget. Whilst we can’t come together to collectively remember our loved ones this year, the Trust’s Charity team hopes that you will show your support to our family of hospitals by undertaking a walk in tribute to those who hold a special place in your heart.

This November, anyone with a personal connection to our family of hospitals is welcome to join us on their own 5k route in remembrance of friends, colleagues and patients. You can even choose to raise money for a specific ward or department rather than in memory of an individual, just let us know when you register.

The funds you raise will go directly to the hospital you’re supporting, helping us to fund life-changing projects – things like cutting-edge clinical research, the creation of a more welcoming, family-friendly environment, or the provision of state-of-the-art equipment.

Registration is just £10. To find out more, please visit the website here.

Humphrey’s Virtual Lantern Walk

This autumn, the Trust’s Charity Team is asking people to join in the fun with our virtual family-friendly Lantern Walk in support of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

As we can’t be together in person this year, the annual event is going virtual! Pick your own 2km or 4km route – either somewhere on your doorstep or discover an area you’ve never visited before – it’s completely up to you! You can even choose to support a specific ward or department close to you – just let us know when you register.

All registered children taking part will receive a twinkling light, lantern and other goodies. There is also an exclusive 2020 Lantern Walk medal for registered participants. All money raised will enable us to fund important projects in support of poorly young patients here at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Pick any date between 24th October – 14th November that suits you – it’s the perfect way for you and your family to keep active whilst showing your support for our Charity.

Registration costs just £5 per child! For further information and to see how you can get involved visit the website here.

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MFT Members’ Newsletter

The third issue of our members’ magazine (MFT News) includes a look at another eventful year of positive developments and achievements across the Trust, the hard work of our incredible staff and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can learn more about our governors, the 2020 governor elections and find out about the different arrangements we are making for our 2020 Annual Members’ Meeting in the ‘Your governors and members in action’ section.

Similarly we had to make alternative arrangements for our MFT Excellence Awards Ceremony due to the pandemic. You can read about this year’s outstanding finalists and our updated plans for how we’ll recognise them in this issue.

Some of the ground-breaking work of colleagues from our hospitals, sites and services are also covered in the articles included in this edition. We hope you enjoy reading it.

The views and opinions of our members are really important to us so please let us know if you have any feedback about our newsletter by emailing ft.enquiries@mft.nhs.uk

Governor Elections 2020 – Elected Voice of our Members (Public and Staff) and the general public, representing their interests and views

The results of the elections to the Council of Governors of Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) are now available – please see document below:

Individual voting sheets for each contested seat are available upon request from the Returning Officer, Ciara Hutchinson at Civica Election Services via telephone – 020 8829 8456 or e-mail – Ciara.Hutchinson@civica.co.uk

The 2020 Governor Election results were formally outlined as part of our Annual Members’ Meeting which this year was held in a virtual format due to ongoing COVID-19 social distancing and local lockdown restrictions.  As part of this virtual format, Annual Members’ Meeting Key Messages (film-clips) were posted on our Annual Members’ Meeting webpage (found under the ‘Members’ Meeting’ section of our website – www.mft.nhs.uk ). Newly elected and nominated Governors formally started in office on 23rd September 2020.

Further information about the election process can be found on the Governor ‘Elections’ webpage.

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Become a Public Member of our NHS Foundation Trust

We would be delighted if you would consider being a public member of our Trust.  Anyone aged 11 years or over, who lives in England & Wales, can become a member and it is completely free.  Membership application is easy, simply complete a form:

Our ‘Membership FAQs’ provide more information or you can visit our ‘Information for Public Members’ webpage.

Our Staff are automatically invited to become staff members – find out more about Staff Membership on our ‘Information for Staff Members’ webpage.

Find out more about our Governors

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