I was elected as a Patient Governor in July 2016 and was re-elected for my second term in June 2019. I intend to stand again for my third and final term in 2022.
My motivation for becoming a governor was due to receiving continued outpatient treatment on a regular basis, I have also had many inpatient admissions since 2009. I became a governor as I have a valuable insight in how the outpatient and inpatient experience can be improved, with communication at the forefront of my ideas. I have actively been involved in many hospital committees and am a committee member of the CPPG (Cancer Patient Partnership Group) both as governor and patient. I am also a lay member of the Cambridge Breast Unit Research Group Advisory Group and am involved in proofreading new leaflets. When possible, I volunteer for many activities organised by the hospital including 15 Steps, PLACE, Focus Groups and one-off events in the concourse.