Reason for becoming a Governor
I wanted to be a Public Governor at Liverpool Women’s because I am committed the values of public service and want to put something back into the NHS to help make a difference.
My background is in governance, risk management and patient experience in provider trusts and commissioners. I finished working full time as Head of Patient Safety and Experience in Western Cheshire PCT in December 2012 after 37 years’ service. Since then I have worked short term in various NHS organisations in the North West including previously at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, the major regional centre specialising in the health of women and children.
I recognise the complexities and challenges being faced by Liverpool Women’s and its staff to ensure the provision of excellent safe care that also delivers positive experiences for users of services. I am enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team of Governors who are a positive influence on the future of the Trust. I appreciate that the role of a Governor is much wider than my own experience and I want to learn more.
I am passionate about the identification, protection and delivery of care for those at risk through effective safeguarding services for children, young people and vulnerable adults.