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Staff Governors

If you would like to contact one of our governors you can do so via any of the following:

  • By post send to - Trust Offices, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS
  • Telephone - 0151 702 4372
  • Email -
  • Kate Hindle (Lead Governor) - Administrative, Clerical, Managers, Ancillary and other support staff

    Awaiting information

  • Dr Dipali Verma - Doctors

    Awaiting information

  • Alison Franklin - Midwives

    Reasons for becoming a Governor

    I have a good relationship, communicate, and collaborate with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team. I am approachable and visible around the trust and believe that I would be a strong voice to represent our Midwifery Staff as a Governor. I would provide an open channel of communication ensuring that our Midwives are informed of decisions that would impact on their daily working life. I have always been hugely enthusiastic about Liverpool Women’s Hospitals and strive to positively promote it to the public at every opportunity.


    I have worked for the NHS for 39 years. I trained as an RGN, RSCN at Alder Hey between 1983-1987 and qualified as a Midwife at Liverpool Maternity Hospital in 1989. In 2005 I completed a Diploma of Health at Edge Hill University and then gained the NIPE qualification in 2016 at LJMU. I have worked at Liverpool Women’s since it opened back in 1995. I have worked across all areas of the Maternity services, with my last ten years as a Community Midwife. I always endeavour to give the highest standards care to our families. I have a passion for supporting student and newly qualified midwives, Maternity support workers and medical students to develop their skills and knowledge, always encouraging them to provide safe care and a great experience for our families

    Passionate about

    I am immensely proud of the service we provide and keen to continue to develop for the families of Liverpool in the future.

  • Deborah Ward - Nurses

    Reasons for becoming a Governor

    Throughout my career I have asked questions about why certain process was fullered and as I grew in my nursing career, I developed the skills to provide constructive challenge to difficult situations. Since commencing at Liverpool Women’s Hospital I hope that all staff find me to be accessible, open and transparent as the Head of Safeguarding. I am supportive and recognise that at times it is not always simple for someone to share personal and sensitive information. I would like to become a Nurse Governor as I believe I would bring these skills to this role and would be proud to represent the Nursing Voice on the Board of Governors.


    I have been a registered nurse since January 2001 and over the past 22 years I have worked across acute, community and commissioning organisations, initially starting my career at Liverpool Women’s Hospital where I worked on the gynaecology ward. I returned to Liverpool Women’s Hospital in February 2023, initially as the Assistant Director Nursing and Midwifery to support the corporate nursing agenda and then more recently I was successful in gaining the Head of Safeguarding position. I gained my first position in the safeguarding arena in 2010,and soon realised that I could have a greater impact on patient care and their journey through the health system by impacting policy, process and procedure that would influence and empower front line practice.

    Passionate about

    I am passionate about being a voice for those who are unable to advocate for themselves and always ask would the level of care being given be good enough for my own family.  I always encourage openness and honesty when something does not go to plan and learning from incidents is essential.

  • Rebecca Lunt - Staff & Scientists, Technicians & Allied Health Professi

    What were your reasons for becoming a Governor?

    With over 20 years’ experience in the trust and having been in a managerial role for the last 9, I have experienced many change initiatives and worked with numerous executives. I am extremely loyal, annoyingly fair, and passionate about ensuring everyone's opinion is heard. Particularly, that of Healthcare Scientists and other minority staff groups within the trust that can sometimes be overlooked due to their niche job roles.  With at least another 25 years to work, I can’t see myself ever wanting to leave our fabulous hospital. I am dedicated to the patients that use our services and the staff that strive so hard to deliver the best care possible. I hope that I would be a valuable member of the committee.

    What is your background and experience?

    I started my career at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital back in 2000 whilst still a student at Liverpool John Moore's University. I have since gained HCPC registration and FRCPath Part 1 and immensely proud to be a Lead Clinical Embryologist and co-lead a fabulous team of 36 Scientists at the Hewitt Fertility Centre (Liverpool and Knutsford) who help families achieve their dreams of becoming parents. The work we do is life changing and I will never cease to be amazed with the developing science that continues to improve the treatment we can offer to our patients.

    What are you passionate about?

    Providing high standards of treatment to our patients within a safe and compassionate service, whilst empowering staff and developing the future generations of healthcare professionals.