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Luton Constituency

Governors representing our Luton Constituency

Pam Brown 
Term of office: September 2016 to September 2019 (New – Returning)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Pam Brown to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I am passionate about our National Health Service and very proud of our local hospital. My voluntary involvement there over many years has provided me with valuable knowledge of hospitals protocols and procedures. I have proven excellent patient, staff and public liaison skills and would welcome the opportunity to represent the Luton public on the Council of Governors.

As a previous governor and in addition to my volunteering, I work closely with the hospitals communication team organising numerous medical lectures, highlighting the L&D’s comprehensive speciality services in an effort to promote Foundation Trust membership.

I also work with the fundraising team to help develop community support for all their fundraising appeals.

I enjoy working with the staff and public alike to help promote our ‘top performing hospital’.

I am a Trustee of a Charitable Trust that has helped the hospital in the past.

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

My family have benefitted from the skill and dedication of the NHS staff and I want to be able to contribute to the future of the L&D. I have spent my working life in a commercial role at junior and senior National levels and for the last 16 years running my own business so I feel I can bring expertise of commercial practice and management and maybe a fresh perspective to the role whilst still firmly believing in the basic principles of a health service which is free to all.

An ability to communicate at all levels, scientific educational back ground (Applied Biology at University of Hertfordshire), many years of experience of dealing directly with clients of all types and experience in recruitment and staff management. An ability to absorb, understand and communicate information. Level headed discussion and decision making.

Jack Wright
Term of office: September 2016 to September 2019 (New – Returning)
Email: please mark for the attention of Jack Wright to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I feel I can provide an acceptable service to patients and members during the new redevelopment phase of the L&D hospital.

Resourceful, practical and a good communicator.

Mohamad Yasin
Term of office: September 2016 to September 2019 (First term of office)
Email: please mark for the attention of Mohamad Yasin to governors@ldh.nhs.uk

All my working life I have worked in National Health Service. I began my employment in National Health Service as a student Nurse in Law Hospital, Carluke, in Scotland and retired from N.H.S as a senior Nursing Officer from L&D Hospital. I passionately believe in principles of N.H.S and took active part in save our National Health Service campaigns.

I gained my management skills while working in National Health Service. I attended and successfully completed various management courses, such as project management, cost analysis skills, financial control management, effective communication, motivation, industrial relations, human resource management, counselling, interviewing and recruitment.

Judi Kingham
Term of office: September 2017 to September 2020 (Second term of office)
Email: please mark for the attention of Judi Kingham to judikingham@virginmedia.com
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Over the past 40 years I have volunteered in many ways within the community, including being a School Governor for five years and a Magistrate for thirty four years. I read about the Foundation Trust and thought becoming a Public Governor was something worthwhile to which I would like to give time. My previous experience in volunteering and the fact that all my close family including children and grandchildren all live and work in Luton, will hopefully result in me being effective in my role.

Through the Foundation Trust we have been given the opportunity to put forward our views with regard to the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. I thank those members of the Trust who voted for me and I look forward to representing all constituents and working as part of a team to encourage membership of this Trust and ensure that the patients, families and staff can make their views known so that the service can continue to improve. With changes planned for the hospital building this will bring many challenges to all.

Susan Doherty
Term of office: September 2017 to September 2020 (Second term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Susan Doherty to susan.doherty@nhs.net
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I have worked as a Practice Manager in a very busy Luton practice for over 10 years, and in the Health Service for over 30 years. Part of my role as a Governor would be to ensure that both secondary (hospital) and primary care (GP) work together for a total health partnership and solution.

Experience includes knowledge of the Health Service, how GP’s work and the local services available special interest in carers and patients with extra needs. Ability to listen to all sides of the picture, to offer help and support.

Anthony Scroxton
Term of Office: from September 2016 to September 2019 (Third term)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Anthony Scroxton to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I have been a public governor for six years. During this time I have learnt a great deal about the L&D and the NHS. I am often approached whilst out shopping by members of the public with a complaint. If I can answer then I will. Otherwise I speak about it at meetings. I am also a representative of my surgery on the PPG.

I have recently been elected as public governor on the outpatient re-engineering quality assurance board. During my introduction to this board I was taken on a tour of different departments. I now understand why L&D hospital has a top rate standing compared with other hospitals. As a governor I think I have missed 3 meetings out of 6 years.

Keith Barter
Term of Office: September 2017 to September 2020 (Returning -First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Keith Barter to governors@ldh.nhs.uk

My nine year term as a Governor ended in 2016. During the past year I have continued to serve as a Patient Representative on three committees; Food, Hospital Inspection and Travel. There have been a number of changes during the past year where I have been unable to voice my concerns on behalf of the public. The control of the outsourced cleaning and food contractors needs to be continually monitor d and I am still not happy with the after care and the peripheral help and information given to relatives. I would like to able t o have input to improve all these areas.

I have business and financial skills through years of experience in management and running my own companies.

Derek Brian Smith
Term of office: September 2018 to September 2021 (Third term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Derek Brian Smith to derekbsmith47@virginmedia.com
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

After retiring from full-time employment after 33 years with the same company, I decided I was not going to sit around and do nothing. I have been a trust member for four years, and decided I would like to stand for Governor at the L&D. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the trust members who put their faith in me with their votes. Since being a Governor I have attended all meetings, and at the moment would like to spend more time hearing about the NHS as well as attending meeting and seminars. I have been spending some time in the Patient Experience Centre communicating with patients and learning a lot from them. I hope to in the future learn about other departments within the L&D.

Henri Laverdure
Term of office: September 2016 to September 2019 (First term of office)
Email: please mark for the attention of Henri Lavendure to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I thoroughly enjoyed my time and gained valuable volunteering experience in the health and social care related sectors. For example I was a member of Healthwatch, the clinical commissioning group and Age Concern. However, there were times when I felt that I was not really making a difference. I feel that as a governor of L&D hospital there would be more opportunities to influence development and implementation of better health services for the whole community, so I hope to make a real difference.

Additionally, I have first-hand experience of using the hospital services and have observed both very good and not so good practice. Therefore, I feel both these experiences would help me if I were a governor to further improve services.

Before I retired I was a social worker. I worked with professionals at all levels. This means that I have developed skills as a good communicator, able to listen, analyse and work within a team.
Since retiring I have been involved with various voluntary organisations as mentioned above. In these various roles I learnt the importance of compromise in order to move things forward sometimes.

My experience of coming from an ethnic background and having worked in factories until I went to university at the age of 45 will bring a breadth of life experience to the role of governor.

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

Having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996 I have personal experience both of health and social care in Luton both good and bad. I have a good understanding the impact living with a chronic condition has on the patient their family and friends, so I am extremely grateful to have received enough votes to be elected to the Council of Governors of the L&D Hospital.

I look forward to being able to get out and about to meet people and hear first hand what you feel is working well as well as not so well with the services the hospital provides.

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

Firstly I would like to thank all of the members who took the time to vote for me.  I was pleased and surprised to be elected as a governor representing Luton. I have had personal experience of how excellent the L&D is and I have seen first-hand many of the challenges that the NHS faces. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing task of maintaining the current high standard and doing everything we can to improve the hospital experience for our patients now and into the future. I feel that by becoming a governor I am giving a tiny amount back to the NHS. I am hoping that my experience in the commercial world will help bring some fresh ideas to the governing body, although I believe in the NHS and the Luton & Dunstable in particular. I hope to meet as many of you as possible during my term at public events.