NEW care trust governors will officially take-up their posts on May 1.

The 13 recruits are taking part in inductions this month ahead of their formal start.

Elections to the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust council of governors were held last month.

Successful candidates included Nicholas Smith, representing Keighley, and Loretta Gooch, for Craven.

The role of governors includes to represent people’s views about trust services and plans, and the appointment of new non-executive directors.

Paul Hogg, the trust’s director of corporate affairs, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who showed an interest in becoming a governor and everybody who voted in the elections.

“Governors provide us with a vital link to the communities we serve and enable us to hear the views and thoughts of both members of the public and trust staff.

“I’d like to congratulate the successful candidates who will be joining the trust as public governors and I look forward to working with them.”

The new recruits, who will serve a three-year term in office, join two existing governors.

Anyone wishing to contact their governor about trust services should e-mail