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Governors have an important role to play in ensuring that the views of patients and Trust Members are represented when important decisions are made.
As a Foundation Trust, we have a Council of Governors - a collective body made up of staff members, patients and the public who use their skills and experience to support the work of the Trust. Governors have an important role to play in ensuring that the views of patients and Trust Members are represented when important decisions are made.
The Council of Governors meets quarterly, but Governors can also support the work of the hospital by getting involved in a number of different committees, including our Patient and Public Involvement Committee and our Forward Planning Committee.
Governor responsibilities include:
If you would like to become a Governor or vote in the Council of Governor elections, you first need to be a Foundation Trust Member, which is a simple online form. It’s free and your chance to have your views represented a Board level. If you are interested in putting your name forward as a candidate please contact email@example.com.
Richard’s medical career included time in hospitals, the RAF, research and general practice. Since retiring he has maintained an active interest in health issues as well as voluntary work at Royal Papworth Hospital and Addenbrooke’s. In late 2012 he underwent a successful pulmonary endarterectomy at Papworth. As a Governor his main interest is in the quality of care and patient safety/dignity.
Following open heart surgery at Papworth Hospital in 2007, Stephen became a volunteer ward visitor. In a long career as a senior manager within the construction industry, he contributed to a number of NHS projects. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and past chair of the Cambridge centre.
Following a research and academic career in applied/engineering mathematics, Susan established and ran an organisation and management development consultancy working with Government Departments and private sector companies. She supported women in STEM initiatives at national level.
She was a Patient Governor of Addenbrooke's Hospital for 8 years and chaired the Director/Governor Forward Planning Group. Just elected, she wants to find out more about RPH and where she can best contribute. She has lupus, a chronic illness.
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After bringing up her family, Gillian began nursing in her early 40s, retiring as the ‘Modern Matron’ in Neuroscience at Addenbrookes’ in 2004. The next year she became a Public Governor for Addenbrooke’s. She has a particular interest in patient experience
Trevor retired as an equity partner at an accountancy practice in 2014. He suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and asthma and is a patient of Royal Papworth Hospital. Trevor has been fitted with a defibrillator and has also experienced treatment in the Sleep Study Centre. Trevor uses an electric wheelchair and understands the issues and needs of the less abled.
Rodney is Suffolk born was the former chairman and now vice chairman of The Desert Rats Association. He was awarded the British Empire Medal for service to the armed forces associations, 64 of which wwere with the Royal British Legion. He also owns two military museums.
Doug is married with 5 sons and 10 grandchildren. He is chairman of a medium size family business in the software industry which he started 40 years ago and he is the proud owner of a Morgan classic car. Whilst having worked and lived in the Home Counties, London and the North of England, Doug has resided in Norfolk for some 45 years.
His career started in the accountancy profession at 16 and having qualified, he moved into the commercial world of service, leisure and construction industries before deciding to start his own business.
John has been closely associated with Royal Papworth Hospital since his first bypass operation in 1984. He then joined the Norfolk Zipper Club and has been actively involved ever since. In 2008, John was awarded an MBE for services to fundraising for cardiac patients. John was Chairman of the Norfolk Zipper Club from 1995 until 2010. John joined the Council of Governors in 2004.
Bob is a businessman who runs his own car dealership, having worked in the motoring industry for his entire career. He has witnessed first-hand the services provided at Royal Papworth Hospital after he underwent a potentially life-saving quadruple heart bypass 15 years ago. This spurred him on to join the Norfolk Zipper Club to give something back to the staff that cared for him. He has recently become the club’s chairman and decided he wanted to further support Royal Papworth Hospital by becoming a governor.
Janet has been a member of the Patient Experience Panel since 2003, and was joint Chair in 2006. She is actively involved in various committees concerning patient issues within Royal Papworth Hospital. Janet is a Royal Papworth Hospital patient.
Trevor has spent the last 4 years as a service-user at the Royal Papworth Hospital having had a Heart Transplant in 2017 at the old site.
Most recently he worked in local government in Social Services and retired in 2016.
As a Hospital Volunteer since 2019, Trevor has a keen interest in supporting the patients journey to their recovery.
Trevor has represented Royal Papworth Hospital at the 2019 Transplant Games in Newport.
David has over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, initially in investment banking as managing director in the global corporate banking division of Citigroup and Salomon Brothers International and latterly, since 2005 in Investment Management as director and co-head of fixed income for J.O. Hambro Investment Management (now renamed Waverton Investment Management). He ismcurrently a director and senior portfolio manager with Waverton. From January 2021 we will be taking the position of Vice Chairman - Appointed Chartered FCSI.
Previous positions outside full time employment:
Trustee of the Peterborough Cathedral Restoration Trust and on the Investment Committee. Trustee of the Elizabeth-Anne Hastings Music Trust. Governor of Oakham School. Lay Advisor to the Investment Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons. Non-Executive Director of the Blackrock Energy and Resources Income Trust.
Pippa had a double lung transplant at Papworth in 2017 so has witnessed first hand the care provided by our teams. After growing up in Cambridge, Pippa now lives in London where she works in Public Relations. She has specific interests in public communications, fundraising and, due to her personal and professional experience, food and catering within the hospital environment.
Harvey is a retired business consultant and professional engineer, and brings to the Council of Governors a wide range of general management, commercial, and financial skills. Harvey is a returning Governor having previously served as a Governor from 2004 to 2014, during which time he held a number of positions including Chair of the Forward Planning Committee, Chair of the Appointments Committee and Lead Governor.
Lorena is 26 and comes from Spain. After completing her Nursing Assistant studies in Spain, she decided to come to the UK in the search of better opportunities. Lorena lived in Winchester for a year, where she stayed with a lovely family and worked as an Au Pair.
Fortunately, she soon heard of the NHS and knew that was her next goal. It has been 4 years since then and being part of the RPH family has been an amazing journey. She is now a member of the CCA Teaching Team as well as a Student Nurse. Lorena has just joined the Council of Governors and cannot wait to know everything about it.
Having started my career in research and development laboratories, I joined Royal Papworth Hospital in 2000 working alongside the surgical and anaesthetic teams to successfully reduce blood product usage. From there I became the administrator of the system used in Critical Care for our patient documentation. Whilst in this role I joined CUH’s Epic team to develop their electronic patient record. In 2015 I became the chief allied health professional information officer, representing my clinical colleagues in the Digital department and am now the configuration developer within our patient record team.
Rhys is Staff Governor for Royal Papworth Hospital representing the Allied Health Professionals (AHP). He is a qualified and HCPC registered Physiotherapist and Clinical Physiotherapy Lead for the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection and has worked at Royal Papworth in two stints first in 2007 and now since 2018. Rhys has over 20 years of experience in the NHS and has lived and worked in the East of England for the last 12 years in a variety of positions. Part of his role has been to shape the AHP strategy for Royal Papworth Hospital, enhancing his insight into the AHP services moving forwards and he is looking forward to representing this at Governor level. He is currently undertaking his MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at Anglia Ruskin University.
Having worked at RPH in a variety of roles since I left school in 1996 I’m currently the Deputy Manager of Clinical Engineering where in addition to supporting the Head of Department in the day to day running of the department I’m the specialist engineer supporting the Anaesthesia and Ventilation equipment of The Trust.
My involvement with RPH goes back many more years than that to 1985 when my father received a heart transplant here. I believe in delivering the best care possible to our patients and making RPH a great place to work.
Outside of work I’m a keen motorcyclist and enjoy playing guitar in a rock band.
Dr Caroline Edmonds is Secretary to the School of Clinical Medicine, part of the University of Cambridge.
Councillor Alex Malyon is the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Longstanston. She is a Member of South Cambridgeshire District Council, which covers Papworth Everard.
Lorraine joined Cambridge University Hospitals as Chief Nurse in July 2018.
Previously she held the position of Deputy Chief Nurse at University College London Hospitals acting as Head of Nursing for the Surgery & Cancer Board, as well as corporate responsibilities including the nurse education agenda and management of voluntary services. She was seconded on a part time basis for a period of 12 months working on a pan London programme, Capital Nurse, which focussed on recruitment and retention of nurses in London, where she led on the introduction of the internal transfer programme for staff across London, a number of cross boundary leadership programmes as well as acting as executive producer on a film to aid retention. She has worked in a range of nursing roles throughout her career and has held an interim Director of Nursing role previously. She is a visiting Professor at London South Bank University. She is also a Florence Nightingale Scholar.
The next Governors meeting will take place on Wednesday 16 June 2021. Please contact the Trust if you would like to attend.
The address for the hospital is:
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
If you plan to attend the above meeting, please contact Julie Wall on 01223 639833 in advance.
Wednesday 15 September 2021- (including the 2021 Annual Members meeting)
Wednesday 17 November 2021