I have a vast interest in health issues and health innovation. I worked in the trust until I retired in 2009 and I am interested in cardiology and palliative care. Over the last three years I have been a patient and always been very happy with the service I have received from all health professionals. I would like to see more integration between consultants and GPs striving for better health care provision and putting patients first.
I attend South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group meetings and chair the patients participation group in my doctors surgery, again putting patients first. I have performed domestic work for the Salvation Army and also gained experience as a customer assistant for Marks and Spencer – in turn enhancing my interpersonal skills . I am a member of the South Cleveland Heart Fund committee raising funds for necessary equipment for cardiac services within the trust.