I have been associated with The James Cook University Hospital for many years and three generations of my family have been patients in the hospital.
I have previously been a governor for two terms. Whilst a governor I worked every Tuesday for four years on ward 34 as an NHS therapeutic volunteer. This gave me a practical insight into the day to day running of the trust. I attended many board meetings as an observer to better understand the working of the trust.
I shall continue to take an intelligent interest in the working of the trust and aim to diligently promote the best interests of the patients and carers within the trust.