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Have you thought about becoming a member of our Trust. It's a great way to keep in touch, stay informed and have your say.  

Becoming a Member of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a simple, practical and rewarding way for you to say ‘thank you’ to your local hospital.

Who can become a public member?

Anyone aged 16 and over living in Chester and rural Cheshire, Ellesmere Port & Neston, the Deeside area of Flintshire or elsewhere in England or Wales. People who work for the Trust become staff members when they join the organisation.

We'd love to hear from you!

Right now, the hospital is looking for more people from every community, age group and every background to join the Trust. This will provide the widest possible cross-section of views and ideas to help us the be the best we can.

Here's what you can expect as a member:

  • the genuine gratitude of everyone at the hospital for getting involved and sharing your views
  • free copies of our newsletter Countess Matters via email or post, keeping you in touch with what’s happening at the Trust
  • invitations to take part in surveys and discussions about our services
  • the opportunity to vote in elections for Governors from your area – or become a Governor yourself
  • the opportunity to attend our Annual Members’ Meetings where you can hear first-hand about the Trust's ongoing work and plans that affect your local community
  • an open invitation to send questions and suggestions at any time directly to the Trust or to the Governor for your area.

How to become a member

Becoming a member couldn’t be easier. Simply complete a membership form and return it to us using our Freepost address or on email. You can download a membership form or or email our membership team to request a form:

Where to return your membership form to

Please use our freepost address to return your membership form - or send it on email:

Postal address:
Freepost NWW8421A
Membership Office
Trust Headquarters
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Road

Email address:

How to contact our Membership Team

For more information about membership please contact our Membership Team who will be happy to answer any questions you have or talk to you about what it means to be a member. They can also tell you more about the role of Governor. Contact the team using the details below:

Phone: 01244 366 429 

As part of the NHS membership application process, you will be asked to supply your personal data, with any data that you supply being used only to contact you about the Trust’s Membership or other related issues and will be processed for these purposes only.