Dr David Dickson - Public Governor for Dorset/Rest of England & Wales
Elected for two years in 2023
Why do you want to be a governor?
The NHS is in crisis. There are no easy answers. I was an Anaesthetic and ICU Consultant locally for 30 years. In addition to my clinical work I managed the Operating Theatres and for 5 years was Trust Medical Director at the RBH. I have always had a close association with Wimborne Hospital - as a clinician and as Chair of the Clinical Advisory Group - and have witnessed at first hand the tremendous value of high quality services provided locally.Investment in local healthcare is crucial to addressing the shortfall in NHS capacity. I was previously a Governor of DHC and want to use my experience and enthusiasm to help guide and implement such development.
What skills do you feel you could bring to the role?
I have been a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia locally (Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals) for 30 years. I was closely involved in hospital management as Clinical Director of Theatres, Anaesthesia and ICU for 10 years and as Trust Medical Director and Board Member for 5 years. I was involved in developing services throughout the Trust.
I live with my wife and three sons in Wimborne I have been a dedicated supporter of Victoria Hospital Wimborne for many years as a clinician, as Chair of the hospital's Clinical Advisory Group and as a Trustee on the Friends of Wimborne Hospital. In these roles I have sought to drive the development of healthcare services for local people and to extend cooperation between primary and secondary care. Implementation of the recent Clinical Services Review provides the opportunity for DHUFT to play a key role in developing and extending healthcare services in the community. I want to be able to support them in this endeavour.
Declaration of interests