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Minutes Of SSH Committee Meeting – 3/11/14

Minutes taken at the meeting of the Support Stafford Hospital Committee on November 3rd 2014

Hospital Protesters Welcome New Addition To Campaign

Baby Arthur Nye was born just 14 minutes after arriving at the delivery suite on Weston Road, highlighting the protestors’ cause to keep consultant-led maternity services in Stafford.

Baby Boy Born Just In Time

A STAFFORD family who have been campaigning to keep consultant-led maternity services at Stafford’s County Hospital almost saw their fears of giving birth on the road realised when their new son arrived four weeks early.

Increase In Outpatient Services At County Hospital

THE new University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has announced increased outpatient services at County Hospital in Stafford to fulfill its promises made to patients and the public.

Stafford Hospital Campaigner To Contest In Election

A STAFFORD Hospital campaigner has announced she’s contesting the town seat in next year’s general election. Karen Howell will stand for the National Health Action Party in a bid to counter what she calls “lies and deceit”.

Volunteers Needed For SSH Stall

The Support Stafford Hospital Campaign Shop is looking for extra volunteers to help run the stall in the run up to Christmas. Do you have a spare couple of hours each week? Would you be willing to volunteer some of your spare time to help

Minutes Of SSH Committee Meeting – 3/11/14

Minutes taken at the meeting of the Support Stafford Hospital Committee on November 3rd 2014

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Hospital Protesters Welcome New Addition To Campaign

Baby Arthur Nye was born just 14 minutes after arriving at the delivery suite on Weston Road, highlighting the protestors’ cause to keep consultant-led maternity services in Stafford.

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Baby Boy Born Just In Time

A STAFFORD family who have been campaigning to keep consultant-led maternity services at Stafford’s County Hospital almost saw their fears of giving birth on the road realised when their new son arrived four weeks early.

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Increase In Outpatient Services At County Hospital

THE new University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust has announced increased outpatient services at County Hospital in Stafford to fulfill its promises made to patients and the public.

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Minutes Of SSH Committee Meeting – 20/10/14

Minute taken at the meeting of the Support Stafford Hospital Committee on October 20th 2014

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Minutes Of SSH Committee Meeting – 6/10/14

Minutes taken at the meeting of the Support Stafford Hospital Committee on 6th October 2014

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Minutes Of SSH Committee Meeting – 22/9/14

Minutes from the meeting of the Support Stafford Hospital Committee held on September 22nd 2014

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CONSTITUTION

Support Stafford Hospital Constitution

           

NAME

The name of the Group is ‘Support Stafford Hospital’.

             1.PRELIMINARY

In these rules:-

 

  1. The expression ‘the Group’ means the association constituted by these rules.
  2. The expression ‘SSH’ means ‘Support Stafford Hospital’.
  3. The expression ‘the Committee’ means the committee for the time being constituted by these rules.

 

 

  1. OBJECTS AND POWERS

 

The Object of the Group shall be

 

  1. to campaign for good health provision that meets the needs of the people of Stafford Borough
  2. to co-operate with and support other organisations, groups or persons with similar aims in so far as these concern or affect the healthcare of Stafford Borough residents
  3. to inform and educate the public about the implications of any proposed changes to healthcare provision in Stafford Borough
  4. to engage with those individuals and bodies responsible for the commissioning and oversight of healthcare services within the Borough and surrounds.
  5. to hold meetings, raise funds and to invite and receive contributions from any person, persons or organisation whatsoever by way of subscriptions, donations or otherwise, in order to further the work of the Group
  6. to take and accept gifts of property for the benefit of the Group and to do all such things as are from time to time necessary for the attainment of the above Objects.
  7. The group recognises the need to work with political parties and groups in order to achieve its objectives but the group itself shall be apolitical. It shall not speak for, nor endorse, candidates from any political party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP

 

  1. Any person living within the catchment area of Stafford and Surrounds CCG is eligible to apply for membership.
  2. Any person who expresses a wish to become a member of SSH shall subscribe to these rules.
  3. Such other persons as the Committee shall admit to Membership shall be members of the Group and shall also subscribe to the rules.
  4. A register of members’ names shall be kept.
  5. A member shall not have the right to vote at the AGM unless their name appears on the register of members.
  6. Members shall be invited to make a voluntary contribution of £1 per person per annum.
  7. Any member of the Public may attend a committee meeting as an observer and put questions as scheduled on the agenda.

 

 

  1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) AND EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS (EGM)

 

  1. The AGM must be held every year, the first to be held 12 months from the formal adoption of this Constitution.
  2. At least 28 days’ notice of the Meeting shall be given in the Local Paper (Stafford Newsletter) and also in the group’s website www.supportstaffordhospital.co.uk
  3. Minutes of the AGM shall be kept.
  4. At the AGM each member shall have one vote on each resolution, consistent with 3e above.
  5. Voting shall be by show of hands of those present.
  6. Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) shall be called at the discretion of the Committee or, if requested in writing to the Secretary, by not less than 12 members. Notice of an EGM shall be the same as for the AGM.
  7. At least 15 members shall constitute a quorum at an EGM or AGM.

 

 

  1. OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

 

  1. There shall be a Committee and the business of the Society shall be conducted by the Committee who shall exercise all the Powers of the Society except where these Rules require them to be exercised at a General Meeting.
  2. The Rules for the conduct of the business of the Committee shall be determined by the Committee.
  3. The Committee shall consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Secretary and at least two other persons. The Committee may also invite other members to join the Committee to consist in total up to a maximum of 16.
  4. The Committee shall meet as necessary and 6 members shall constitute a quorum.
  5. The officers of the Society and other members of the Committee shall be elected at the AGM.
  6. Nominations from members for Officers and members of the Committee shall be in the hands of the Secretary at least seven days before the date of the AGM.
  7. Officer posts which fall vacant, or are created, between AGMs shall be advertised via the website with 28 days’ notice and also advertised on the market stall (for as long as the stall is in existence). The committee will consider the applications and select the successful candidate by show of hands on a simple majority basis. The post thus filled will then come up for re-election at the next AGM in the normal way.

 

 

  1. ACCOUNTS

 

A Statement of Accounts and a report of the activities of the Society shall be laid before the AGM.

 

 

 

 

  1. PROPERTY

 

  1. The monies and property of the Group shall be held by and vested in such persons as the Committee shall from time to time determine.
  2. Cheques drawn by and on behalf of the Group shall be signed in accordance with the Society’s bank mandate and such authorised signatories shall be nominated by the Committee.
  3. There shall be between 2 and 6 authorised signatories, with one being the Treasurer. The treasurer shall normally be one signatory on any cheque
  4. Cheques up to £500 in value shall be signed by 2 authorised signatories and of values above that level by 3 authorised signatories.
  5. Expenditure over £500 shall only be incurred when the Committee has approved such expenditure.

 

  1. ALTERATION OF CONSTITUTION

 

The Group may, by a majority of not less than two thirds of the members present at a General Meeting, alter the Constitution, provided at least 28 days’ notice has been given as in 4b.

 

 

  1. INFORMALITIES

 

No action or decision of the Committee shall be invalidated by reason only of informality or neglect in any service of notice or in any matter of procedure, unless in the opinion of the Committee such informality or neglect has resulted in a situation that is unjust.

 

 

  1. PROVISION FOR DISSOLUTION

 

  1. The Group shall be dissolved by a resolution passed by a simple majority at an AGM or EGM.
  2. Surplus assets remaining after the payment of outstanding debts or liabilities, if any, shall be passed to a local charitable organisation or organisations agreed by committee members to be broadly in keeping with the aims and objectives of SSH.

 

 

 

  1. FOUNDING MEMBERS

 

This Constitution was adopted on the date below by members of the Committee, who will retain their posts until the AGM is held within one year of this date.

 

 

 

 

Signed (Jane Cannell)                           Chair of Support Stafford Hospital Committee

 

 

Date     22nd September 2014

Minutes of SSH Committee Meeting – 8th September 2014

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 8th September at the Civic Centre Craddock Room at 4.30pm.

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SUPPORT STAFFORD HOSPITAL COMMITTEE VACANCIES

SUPPORT STAFFORD HOSPITAL COMMITTEE

VACANCIES

 There are THREE vacant posts on the SSH committee – two are replacements and one is a new Officer post.

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