Public elected governors

Fred Allen

 

 

 

 

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Central Dudley
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

After working within the wheelchair industry, supplying the NHS for over twenty years, I have witnessed both the highs and lows of care provided by the National Health Service. When it is at its best, there is nothing to beat a system that provides free healthcare to anyone who needs it, regardless of status or means. At its worst, the service fails the most vulnerable in society.

I became a governor in the hope that I could use my experiences within the service and my knowledge of the costly, complicated administration system used in the NHS to help to find a way for the community to be better served by a service that is the envy of the world.


Mike Heaton

 

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Brierley Hill
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I have been a resident in Kingswinford for approximately 50 years.

I have been an outpatient and inpatient for at least 35 years and have attended many different clinics and as a patient looking in can see that some adjustments maybe possible to enhance patient care.

I have been CEO in the Steel Stockholding Trade for many years. Recently I have acted in an advisory capacity to the Minting Industry, because of family connections to the Birmingham Mint, which was founded by my Gr. Gr. Great Grandfather Sir Ralph Heaton and Sons. The company became the Birmingham Mint, and has been run under stewardship of the Heaton family for many years.


Joanna Davies-Njie

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Stourbridge
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I am happy to represent the Stourbridge area at Russells Hall Hospital. I am committed to doing whatever I can to stand for anything which benefits the people I represent.

After many years of living away from the area, studying in the Greater Manchester area and then living and working abroad in Canada and Cyprus, I lived in London for eighteen years. I returned to Stourbridge in 2002 to raise my three sons. My experience of working, as a secondary school and further education teacher, in such diverse areas has given me a broad perspective of people. I have always enjoyed being an advocate for others, including being a trades union representative for many years. I am confident in my observational and vocal skills and always seek to exercise these with the inclusivity of all in mind.

I have always held the N.H.S. in the highest regard. My interest in the organisation was heightened by teaching Health and Social Care and Psychology. A strong interest in mental health meant that I was a voluntary counsellor for a large national charity for a long time. I am currently studying to be a psychotherapist. As a governor, I will always view health holistically for all involved in hospital life.


Natalie Neale

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Brierley Hill
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I am an advocate and local voice for the people in the Brierley Hill constituency. I am married with three children.  I have worked for the NHS for more than 28 years and am a practising nurse/midwife.

My interest and expertise is the NHS, and I am honoured to carry out the role of governor and to ensure, our local hospital is delivering the best practice and care for the people of the Dudley Borough and those beyond its borders.


Sandra Harris

Constituency: Public Elected

Representing area: Central Dudley
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

Friends, hospital patients, and hospital volunteers repeatedly suggested I would be good as a Governor, so I took time to research the role. After much thought, I decided that yes, I would in fact make a good member of the Council of Governors because I genuinely care about others and also, because I have always been very interested in what goes on within the Trust, having previously been a patient and currently a Trust volunteer. Prior to becoming a volunteer I served in the forces for several years before I retired.

My main reason for applying to become a Governor, is because I would like to become more involved in representing the best interests of the local community and contributing to decisions about future services. I live locally, and have lived in the Black Country all my life, so I have a genuine commitment to what goes on in the area.

I enjoy attending training, and happy to attend any courses that would improve my knowledge, understanding and ability to fulfil the role.


Rex Parmley

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Halesowen
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

As a resident of the area for more than 40 years, I am proud to have been elected as Governor for the Halesowen. I am passionate about high quality healthcare provided by the NHS and I am strong believer in putting back into something that my family and I have benefitted from.

I am keen to bring my entrepreneurial experience in the private sector to the NHS where innovation to develop new ways of delivering services and thinking outside the box can benefit everyone.

The NHS faces ever increasing challenges and I want to ensure that there is a close link between the community served and the Trust – being a governor enables me to a make a positive contribution to this.


Hilary Lumsden

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Halesowen
Email address: mailto:dgft.nhsfoundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I am delighted to have been elected to the Council of Governors to represent Halesowen which I will endeavour to do to the best of my ability. I have lived in Halesowen for 30 years and know the area very well.

I have a strong background in nursing and midwifery dating back to 1974, when I commenced registered nurse training at the Dudley and Stourbridge School of Nursing. Up until recently I have been a university lecturer teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate nurses and midwives and believe that the delivery of high quality evidence based care and treatment to patients is essential in the modern health service.

I believe that the people of Dudley deserve the best health care services possible both in hospital and the community. I am particularly interested in the quality of the patient experience as well as those experiences of their families and relatives.


Nicola Piggott

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Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: North Dudley
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

Firstly thank you to everyone that voted for me – this is my first year as Governor of the hospital.

The meetings are very interesting, offer a steep learning curve – but I can see that there are a lot of dedicated people striving to improve our NHS.

I have an honours degree in Building Surveying and work full time in a construction company. I am a friendly person with a ‘firm but fair’ work ethic.

I am a community person – carrying out many voluntary roles over the years; WRVS at Russells Hall, leader for a children’s holiday camp for ‘deprived’ children, a cub leader, teacher of rookie life guards and leader for Duke of Edinburgh Award.

My hobbies include jogging (I can run for last orders at the bar), cycling, swimming, walking, reading and red wine!

I can only say that I will do my best for the Trust and people of Dudley, being very willing, conscientious and will be raising lots of questions due to my inquisitive mind.


Yvonne Peers

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Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: North Dudley
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I am delighted to become a Governor as I feel the time is right for me to give something back to the community. Over a period of several years I have personally received excellent medical care from the Trust and its partners.

Professionally I have been involved in a wide range of business development initiatives across all sectors including the care sector. This is my favourite one which I would like to share with you.

Representing the Chamber of Commerce I was a member of the national strategic team formed to work with the Management Charter Initiative on the development of the National Management Development Standards of Best Practice.  I was then given the mission of cascading these standards across all sectors in the Dudley area and to establish a Crediting Competence Centre for Managers. I was also able to give one to one support to staff across all sectors but in particular care homes, nursing homes and GP surgeries.

As a result of these activities I was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Personally I am a fundraiser of a voluntary committee trust for a special school making a difference to children with impairments and learning difficulties.

 


Peter Siviter

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: South Staffordshire & Wyre Forest
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I worked at the Dudley Group of Hospitals for several years as Business Intelligence Manager before retiring in 2009. I was responsible for producing information to help facilitate agreeing contracts with the Dudley Primary Care Trust as well as all the constituencies including Wyre Forest and South Staffordshire PCTs

Part of my remit was to predict the Trusts activity over a five year period to help with future planning. I helped the Trust gain foundation status and was responsible for collating and returning data to various NHS bodies.

After retiring I joined Stoke PCT with the emphasis in improving their data collection and contracts with North Staffordshire Hospitals.

I have experience of working in the NHS at a senior management level in both Hospitals Trusts and local PCTs.

I believe the staff at Dudley always aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients and create a friendly and positive environment for patients and colleagues.

I am sure my knowledge of the NHS and enthusiasm to improve the service provided would help me become a successful Governor

I play tennis regularly and have been a member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain having been a judge and lecturer for over 30 years


Arthur Brown

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Stourbridge
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I feel very privileged to be given the chance to assist in the continuing development of The Dudley Group.  

I arrived in England from Jamaica in my teens and work in Industries for 18 years. This includes British Steel Corporation.  Following this I trained as a Social Worker and worked in this profession until I retired. 

I am a natural volunteer and have always strived to serve in whatever community I lived in. In addition, I am committed, and, given my experience this has enabled me to understand the needs of the community and will work with others to obtain the best possible service. 

Hobbies: The Arts, voluntary work, reading, music, and historic places.

 Through my experiences I have gained confidence, counselling skills, and the ability to listen well. I am a Christian and love people.

 


Farzana Zaidi

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Tipton & Rowley Regis
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I am very pleased to have been elected and have the opportunity to contribute towards the general health and well-being of residents in Tipton and Rowley Regis. In addition, I welcome the chance to represent the Trust and to assist in their on going success.

My experience as a Teacher and Lecturer has equipped me with a range of transferrable skills which I will use to encourage residents to actively engage in self-help programmes and support empowerment: enabling everyone to take responsibility for their health and well-being.

I have also been an active participant in the following voluntary activities:

  • Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham (Mac): Training and participation in a range of events.
  • Local Community Centres: Planned and delivered ESOL teaching sessions for pre-entry Level Adult Learners.
  • Birmingham City University (BCU): Mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Macmillan Cancer: Supporting and Volunteering.

I believe that my wide range of skills and experience will enable me to fulfil the above role to the best of my abilities.


Pat Price

 

 

 

 

Constituency: Public Elected
Representing area: Rest of the West Midlands
Email address: mailto:dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I am a retired nurse, midwife and practice nurse. I have always had an interest in people from the time I joined the British Red Cross at the age of thirteen.

My experience with members of the the public is wide and varied. I have been involved with different cultures, religions and social classes. I have worked also with numerous different professionals. With a wide and varied mix of people in the community I am hoping that what I can offer members of the public and the Trust will be to the expectations of the people that have put their trust in me when they voted for me as a governor.