Reasons for becoming a Governor
I had both of my daughters at Liverpool Women’s and received excellent post-natal care in the weeks afterwards as an outpatient. I’m keen to work together with the Trust, its members and members of the public to continue to improve patient and staff experience and shape service delivery.
I have a BA in Criminology and Sociology and an MA in Social Work. I’ve worked in Adult Social Care for Liverpool City Council for over ten years. At the start of the pandemic I was seconded to manage a hospital social work team to assist in the safe discharge of vulnerable patients however my current and permanent post is manager on the Care Home Team. I work closely with a number of partners and stakeholders including the Care Quality Commission, NHS organisations and voluntary services. Guided by legislation we work together to promote the rights of service users and improve standards of care for individuals residing in care homes.
I’m also a qualified Best Interests Assessor and complete Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments for those deprived of their liberty in hospital or care home settings.
I’m passionate about people being treated equally and receiving the same high standard of care with no exceptions. I believe people have the right, as far as is possible, to be in control of their own health and wellbeing and should be provided with the information and tools to do so.