Governor Elections

The statement of nominated candidates is available here.

It is declared that elections are to be held in the following constituencies: South Somerset (South and West).

The notice of poll is available here.


Membership allows you, our local community, to have social ownership of your NHS Foundation trust.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has about 8,000 members and is always keen to recruit more. Joining is simple and a good way to show commitment to your local hospital. Members receive a quarterly update on the Trust, as well as invitations to events taking place at the hospital and in the local community.

As a member of Yeovil Hospital, you will also have access to Health Service Discounts which gives you exclusive deals and money saving offers on a range of products and services.

If you are a member of Yeovil Hospital and would like to send us any feedback please email

Council of Governors

Members can also contribute views through a local representative and can stand and vote in elections to become a governor. These governors represent the members within their constituency and form a Council of Governors.  There are five constituency areas for which governors are elected.  Please click here to view a map of the constituency boundaries.

To find out more about the role of governor and our current Council, please click here or contact Samantha Hann, Corporate Governance & Risk Manager on 01935 384348 or email

Due to the potential merger, if you are considering joining as a member, we are encouraging members to sign up to both Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (YDH) and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) membership. As it is perfectly reasonable to become a member of both and it is an ideal way to remain abreast of all updates and communication regarding both Trusts.  

It is as simple as ticking the box at the end of our membership form allowing us to sign you up as a member of both Trusts, and if you would like more information about SFT please visit the website here: Somerset Foundation Trust Membership.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Foundation Trust membership

For information about how we manage data relating to Trust members, under the new GDPR, click HERE

Yeovil District Hospital AGM 2021

Medicine for Members Events in Collaboration with Somerset Foundation Trust

An Update on the Merger between Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 9th December 2022 


If you are a Governor of Yeovil Hospital, you can access the Governors’ Portal here.

These drop-in sessions are an opportunity to meet and engage with your local Governors as well as being the perfect chance to provide your feedback and offer new ideas via our Governors. 

Governor Surgeries are currently stood down due to the Pandemic, as soon as we are able new dates will be added. 

In the mean time, if you have any questions for the Governors you can email the Governors at: YDH.Governors@YDH.NHS.UK