Public Governor: Arun District
“Having lived locally since 1986, I enjoyed a 24-year career in the local NHS, as an administrator and senior manager, until 2011.
Elected as a Littlehampton Town Councillor, I chaired a number of committees and was the nominal lead for the development of the Neighbourhood Plan for the town. As Town Mayor of Littlehampton in 2014/15, I represented the town and its residents at a broad range of events. I was also chairman of a local scout group for three years.
The skills and experience I have gained from my NHS and local government careers offer a combination of professionalism and empathy, common sense and innovation.
In the NHS, I was involved in ensuring processes for risk management and governance worked effectively, and seeking improvements wherever possible, liaising with different sections of the NHS.
My commitment to the NHS remains resolute – it is about people, its most important resource, whether patients, staff or visitors. Safety, quality and efficiency are paramount.
My reasons for wishing to become a governor of our local hospitals are based on my belief in the NHS, its need to continue to adapt and flex to provide the best possible care for local people, free at the point of access, and ensure the important personal elements of care and courtesy are encouraged.
By working together, we can ensure the continued success of our Trust.“
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