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Council of Governors papers

This section of the site contains the papers for the latest Council of Governors meetings.

The dates for the Council of Governors meetings in 2020 are as follows. All meetings are held at 1:30pm in Function Rooms 137 and 138, Education Centre, Freeman Hospital, other than the February meeting which will be in the Gosforth Suite, Regent Point.

  • Thursday 16 January (This is a Private workshop for Governors) 
  • Thursday 20 February 
  • Thursday 23 April - This meeting has been cancelled due to restrictions in place relating to COVID-19
  • Thursday 18 June (This is a Private workshop for Governors)
  • Thursday 20 August - This meeting will be held via videoconference due to restrictions in place relating to COVID-19
  • Thursday 15 October
  • Thursday 10 December

Please Note: In light of the most recent Government guidelines in relation to COVID-19 and in particular social distancing, Newcastle Hospitals has taken the decision to hold the August meeting via StarLeaf videoconference facility - if you would like to observe the meeting via StarLeaf then please contact

Decisions relating to further meetings of the Council will be taken in due course as the situation evolves. Please check back regularly for updates. 

Council of Governor meetings are open to the public however if you wish to attend, please register your attendance by emailing

Papers are published the Friday preceding the meeting.

More information

For more details about the Council of Governors, please contact:

  • The Foundation Office
  • Tel: Freephone 0800 0150136
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