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Media Release

Date: 20 October 2022

New RUH public governors elected

Six new public governors have been elected to the Council of Governors at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

The new governors, who were voted for by RUH members, are:

  • City of Bath – Nicola James & Vivienne Harpwood
  • North East Somerset – Anna Beria
  • Mendip – Anne Martin (re-elected)
  • South Wiltshire – Diana Benham
  • Rest of England & Wales – Ramal Royal
The candidate for the North Wiltshire constituency had to withdraw from the election process for personal reasons. As a result, we will be running a by-election shortly to fill this vacancy.

The role of a governor is vital in ensuring that the Trust delivers services that meet the needs of patients, carers, staff and local stakeholders, and that the views of local people are heard and fed back to the Board of Directors.

Alison Ryan, Trust Chair, said: "Thank you to everyone who voted in the election. I'm delighted to welcome our new public governors to the Trust and look forward to working alongside them.

They are the voice of members and local communities and will bring valuable perspectives to our activities to effect real change."

You can find more information about the work of our public governors on the RUH website:

If you would like to become an RUH member, contact our Membership Office on 01225 826288 or via email at


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