(Elected for three years in 2020)
Why do you want to be a governor?
In these uncertain times of Coronavirus, our communities need the support of the NHS like never before. I spent my entire working life in the NHS, because it was the only career which allowed me to contribute to something I felt worth caring about, the health and wellbeing of our communities. Throughout this time, and postretirement I have also worked in a voluntary capacity in a number of roles.. Being a governor would give me the opportunity to serve the community and the organisation which means so much to me.
What skills do you feel you could bring to the role?
For the last 25 years of my career, I worked with the dedicated staff of Dorset HealthCare to innovate and transform services to patients and to ensure that clinical staff had the information resources they needed, wherever they needed them. I’m an effective communicator at all levels, and have worked in many aspects of the NHS from A&E receptionist and appointments clerk, through service planning and waiting list analysis, to financial resource management analysis and eventually, to leading a team of over 40 staff in Information Technology. Dorset HealthCare supported me in gaining several post-graduate qualifications which, i believe would benefit the role of governor. I feel that I have the time, energy, skills and service ethic needed to be able to contribute to the delivery of high quality healthcare to Dorset communities, at their time of greatest need.
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