I was delighted to have been re-elected for a second term as Patient Governor in July 2022 for the next three years.
Previously I was employed as Consultant in Accident and Emergency at Addenbrooke’s Hospital until 2006. Until fully retiring in 2019 I provided Expert Witness reports on the medical aspects of serious accidents for lawyers and insurance companies. I was involved in committee work for the Patient Participation Group for my GP practice.
In the last three years as a Governor I have been impressed by the commitment of all staff in providing patient care with the added challenges and intense demands in the management of Covid and the affected patients.
I have been very impressed with the medical advances within the Trust and the working with the other organisations on the biomedical campus and University.
I serve as an Observer on several committees that include Clinical Ethics, Clinical Effectiveness, and the Addenbrooke’s 3 committee. The last is an exciting development with advanced plans for the Cancer Research Hospital and Children’s Hospital that are going ahead. The final phase over a 10-20 year plan will be rebuilding the existing main hospital.
As a Governor I aim to continue supporting patient involvement within the Trust and staff welfare.