Residents are being invited to have their say on health services in the borough.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding elections for local people to become public governors.
Our public governors are a vital part of our trust and play an important role helping us to forge links with our local communitiesBrian Flood, chairman of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
There are two vacancies in both North Shields and Wallsend, and three vacancies in Whitley Bay.
Residents have until Wednesday, May 27, to submit a nomination via Electoral Reform Service on 0208 889 9203.
The role of a public governor is to represent the views of local people and help build links between Northumbria Healthcare and the communities it serves.
People must be a member of the trust before they can put themselves forward as a candidate to become a public governor, which they can do via www.northumbria.nhs.uk/members or calling (0191) 203 1296.
Brian Flood, chairman of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our public governors are a vital part of our trust and play an important role helping us to forge links with our local communities.
“They are the voice of local people and their views help us to shape our priorities and develop local services.”
“If you’d like to find out more about our trust and the role that governors play, please do not hesitate to contact our foundation team for an informal chat on (0191) 203 1296.”
Nomination forms to become a public governor of Northumbria Healthcare are available from Electoral Reform Service by calling 0208 889 9203, emailing email@example.com or texting 2FT NH and your name and address to 88802.