Lyn Camps – Lead Governor

Public Governor and Lead Governor: Arun District

“I am a busy Mum to 3 girls and following a 40 year career in “technology” as a business owner and senior manager, I retired and was invited to be a Governor at the Trust. I have held this role for 18 months and have been the Lead Governor for the last 6 months.   With little NHS knowledge, I have been volunteering on a weekly basis on a ward at St Richard’s hospital, which has really increased my knowledge of the challenges for patients, staff and the Trust in general.

We are a group of 27 Governors from varying backgrounds but all with a love for the NHS.  Our main role is to be a critical friend to the Trust (a link between the public and the Trust) and to hold the Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to account.  We are extremely lucky in that the Trust is hugely supportive of the Governors and the role we play and we enjoy a very transparent relationship.  There is real commitment from both the Executive Team and the NEDs to ensure we are kept informed of proposed changes and are involved in many of the innovations the Trust are deploying such as Green Initiatives.  The Trust does not stand still which makes it an interesting place to be involved in.

It’s a fabulous, complex, creative, vibrant place to be involved in and completely addictive. I really look forward to continuing my role and supporting this “Outstanding” Trust.”


To contact Lyn Camps, please email: governors@wsht.nhs.uk

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