Hull City Council has appointed Hull CVS to set up Healthwatch in the Hull area. Healthwatch Hull will be set up as an independent organisation or body corporate carrying out statutory functions. This is a legal requirement and means that it will be independent, with its own directors responsible for the overall running of the organisation. Healthwatch Hull employs its own staff and recruits volunteers.
Healthwatch Hull is required to have an open and transparent structure for making decisions and enabling local people to influence what it does, such as its work programme and use of legal powers. It publishes accounts and an annual report.