"I’ve represented Bury as a public governor since 2014 and will continue to ensure the voices of users and families are heard, to develop the services you want and need
I devoted my whole working life to the NHS; starting as a frontline podiatrist, progressing to management level, experiencing different areas of both clinical and social care. I have now developed a great working knowledge of the governor role. I’m a regular attendee and active participant at governor and local meetings, and visiting our mental health and learning disabilities services, listening to your views, representing them at board level and helping to influence the changes you want. I have a particular interest in the role of carers, Triangle of Care and I'm also a member of Healthwatch Bury.
Working as a governor, on your behalf, over the past six years has enabled me to gain valuable experience in how to influence change for you. I'm not afraid to speak up on your behalf and ask those awkward questions! I'm approachable, enthusiastic, committed to the role of governor and care deeply about what you tell me. I am always conscious that it is a privilege to represent you and I'm proud to have done so. I will continue to work hard on your behalf to get your message across to the right people in this organisation, to shape the services you want and need. I'm honoured to continue as your public governor.
"In my six years’ service as a Governor, my initial view of the role was to put pressure on the Non-Executive Directors to maintain Governance of the Trust.
As well as attending regular meetings and events (in particular Bury) I have tried to contribute to the development of the role and to represent the members in a meaningful way.
The qualities I can bring to the role are networking, an organised approach, passion and commitment. The NHS is going through challenging times at the moment and I wish to help. I enjoy meeting like-minded other governors and bouncing ideas of them.
My background is financial services (for 37 years) which has given me the skills to represent the members of Bury Borough. I was a bank manager for three years where I managed a team of financial advisers, arranging mortgages, insurance and investments.
I am an Elder of Bury United Reformed Church and Treasurer of Ramsbottom Heritage Society. I also volunteer at Bury Blind Society as a receptionist."
"I would like to be able to play a part in making Pennine Care the best it can be.
I believe that I can assist in making informed decisions through my previous experience as a board member with other organisations and with the knowledge
I have gained over the last two years with Pennine Care.
I believe it is important for people to be involved in statutory organisations. I’ve been involved in hospital inspections for some years and involved with a housing association for over twenty years, undertaking application assessments on its behalf.
I have experience of dealing with the public, statutory services and board members in my personal and professional life."
"I would like to improve NHS services, making access to them easier and faster and more efficient: Reducing waiting time, taking politics out of caring and helping rather than frustrating.
I’ve worked for Citizens’ Advice Bureau for many years, working for improvement for community and individuals.
I was chair of the policy committee and also tried to help those who could not fight for themselves. I would like to bring fresh eyes and ears to this part of the NHS, looking for improvement and easier access to services for those who need them.
I am a qualified mediator; life coach and problem solver. I believe I can serve the community honestly and well. I promise I will work hard for you all."