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Polly Rushton-Ray

Staff governor

I was elected as a staff governor in Summer 2021.
Polly Rushton-Ray

Despite being fairly new to the NHS (3 years) I worked prior to CUHFT in another Trust in their Learning Disability/Psychiatry component. I am now working in Cancer Services with adhoc work at the Rosie as well as many other areas, which has given me a broad viewpoint of how CUH operates, working alongside patients and colleagues.

I had both my children here and have had a close relative undergo care and treatment for a complex diagnosis. I am passionate about helping to bring new ideas to Addenbrookes and embracing cutting edge technologies which are hitting news headlines such as CAR-T therapy and the effect of Covid-19 on mental health and wellbeing.

Every step I take around our corridors and wards, I learn so much about and from our patients, it is paramount that we continue to support them in equally difficult and successful times. I believe that I play a small part in the machine that is the CUH family, welcoming, reassuring and believing in our patients to help them be their best selves.