Dr David Dickson - Public Governor for Dorset/Rest of England & Wales
Why do you want to be a governor?
I want to take the opportunity both to support and challenge the Trust in its management of local healthcare delivery.
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
Member of the Conservative Party and Member of the Labour Party. I provide Anaesthetic services at Victoria Hospital Wimborne