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L&D Staff and Volunteers Constituency

Governors representing L&D Staff and Volunteers

Janet Graham MBE for L&D Volunteers
Term of office: September 2018 to September 2021 (Second term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Janet Graham to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

My experience, dedication, professionalism and commitment will be a support in building an amazing L&D for patients and staff.

After a long and happy career at the L&D, the hospital holds a place in my heart. I am a local ‘lass’ and am proud of my local hospital. It has a good reputation and I feel that I still have much to give in building that reputation. I have seen the governors at work and have valued their contributions. They are a team that shows huge commitment to the Trust. I would like to be part of that team. My experiences have equipped me for the role of governor and I would like to give back to the L&D some of the knowledge that I have gained as both a nurse and volunteer.

I have worked at the Trust as a nurse, manager and a volunteer for over forty years. My experience has centred on improving patient care and supporting staff in the different and difficult roles that they undertake. I have an understanding of clinical roles and responsibilities, volunteering and management. I am a good communicator, listener, approachable and confident in putting forward the ideas and thoughts of others. In my role as the Trust Historian I have been instrumental in raising awareness of its history and commitment to patients within the community I feel my experience of working at the Trust would be an asset to the Board, the other Governors and the volunteers I would represent.

Dr Ritwik Banerjee for Medical and Dental
Term of office: September 2017 to September 2020 (Second term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Dr Banerjee to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

When the outgoing Chairman planted the seeds of thought in my head about being a staff Governor, I started thinking about the proposal. As a medic, one gets blinkered with the job of ‘making people better’. However, there is a time when you have to step back and look at it from a wider perspective. With the changes happening in the NHS and our hospital, I felt I could contribute in a different way in making L&D a better hospital for patients, as well as staff. As a Governor, I want to work with the board to address issues affecting the working life of the clinical staff who spend a significant time every day within the premises, trying to deliver the best health care. I would also hope to help my co-governors to look at issues from a clinical perspective and be guided by them to broaden my outlook.

Ann Williams for Nursing and Midwifery
Term of office: September 2018 to September 2021 (Second term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Ann Williams to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: c/o Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ.

In a challenging and ever changing health care environment, reassurance and knowing that your concerns are listened to is paramount.
I aspire to, and have a passion for leading and developing individuals and teams. My hope is to honour my commitment in ensuring that staff is supported and their views are listened to and given a voice in decision making to influence change. Delivering quality care and to aid improvements in staff, patients and families experiences is my career goal.

As a qualify nurse in a number of wards and departments, I have worked at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital for over a decade. Currently working as the Clinical Leadership and Development Nurse I always strive for high standards. Due to my nature, I am able to create an atmosphere that promotes self-motivation in others. I seek out opportunities for personal growth and encourages staff to feel empowered as individuals. My long term goal within health care is to be in a position where I can continue on a wider scale to support, motivate, inspire and role model behaviors, which help develop and influence teams and individuals. I am a caring, compassionate, hardworking and organized individual who enjoys the challenges of delivering high quality care, listening and acting as advocate for both patients and staff. I have a natural creative ability for enthusiastically solving practical problems and working with others to meet objectives.

It would be an absolute honour to act as advocate on behalf of my fellow colleagues.

Cathy O’Mahony for Professional and Technical
Term of Office: September 2018 to September 2021 (Second term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Cathy O’Mahony to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: c/o Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I would like to give clinical support services a voice and raise the profile of AHP’s within the Trust.

I have worked for the Luton and Dunstable since 1983 when I qualified as a physiotherapist. I have seen many changes here and would like to contribute at a very valuable time within the trust. There are some very exciting challenges ahead with the hospital redevelopment and financial challenges.

I feel that it is important that AHP’s are represented at this level and vital to the ongoing development of the Trust’s long-term plan. I will listen and represent your views and communicate them when required.

I have concerns about the capacity within the hospital and the stress put on staff daily and feel this role will give me a voice to convey this to people who don’t have clinical experience. I have worked clinically in many areas at weekends as this is why I trained as a physio and feel that the patient must be at the centre of all we do. This also gives me a good working knowledge of several specialties.

The therapy department has seen many changes over the last few years and I have had to think outside the box and embrace change to support staff to provide the best clinical care to patients in all areas of the hospital.

Communication and leadership are integral to my current role and although I have never been a governor I feel ready to be pro active in this role.

Marva Desir for Nursing and Midwifery
Term of office: September 2016 to September 2019 (First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Marva Desir to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary,Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

The first Paediatric representative of an outstand Paediatric and NICU service, proud to be an advocate for the nursing workforce as well as children and young people.

I am passionate that the voices of children and young people and their carers are heard within the organisation and that services are designed to represent these families. I want to promote and celebrate what we do well, encourage new ideas or innovation from staff.

I would like to make a difference to the patient journey and staff experience in the Trust. Being a Governor would enable me to improve the recruitment of people’s membership to L&D Hospital.

This is an exciting time for the Trust in light of our CQC result. This is a vital time to maintain high standards, focus on patient experience, and to support our staff and families.

I have 25 years nursing experience at the L&D including 14 years as Paediatric Matron. I have worked in many children’s hospitals from Nottingham to Brighton. I am calm natured, enthusiastic, caring, highly motivated. I have strong leadership skills and I pride myself on enabling my team to aim high to be successful and think outside the box.

In my role as Matron requires me to listen to various staff groups and effectively respond to any issues.

Ros Bailey for Admin, Clerical and Management
Term of Office: September 2016 – September 2019 (Third term of office)
E-mail: rosalind.bailey@ntlworld.com
Address: 6 Marston Garden, Luton LU2 7DU

I worked for many years at the Lady Zia Wernher School for handicapped children and was one of the founder members of the Chiltern society for the handicapped and their families.
I was a trustee of Hope House – a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Luton, also a magistrate on the Luton bench for 28 years and a general commissioner of taxes.

I do voluntary work for the Keech Hospice and like reading, walking and spending time with my children and grandchildren.

As a Governor of the L&D, I aim to interact and am looking forward to the challenge!

Belinda Chik for Nursing and Midwifery
Term of office: September 2018 to September 2021 (Second term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Belinda Chik to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Having worked at the L&D for 37½ years, I have the knowledge to represent all staff interests.
As a staff governor, I will have the opportunity to work closely with the board members, communicating and disseminating key views between staff colleagues and the Trust.

I am a strong believer in teamwork, therefore I welcome the opportunity to support and help shape the future of our services, whilst being aware of the constraints & challenges that all NHS Trusts are facing.

During my employment at this Trust, I gained extensive clinical and managerial skills. Therefore, I have the knowledge and skills on procedures and protocols in the hospital environment. My people management skills have given me opportunity to understand and have empathy with all staff of the multidisciplinary team within the Trust. I hope to use this expertise to support and influence at various levels within our Trust that could affect the developments of new & current services. I am passionate about patient safety and have led projects and it’s implementation.
As a senior nurse and being actively involved with Patient Safety initiatives, the Equality & Diversity Committee and the Staff Involvement Group has given me the knowledge & insight of how the hospital functions and provided me with a platform to further develop my skills and use the expertise I have already gained to join the Council of Governors.