I have lived in the Haslemere and Liss area for the last 15 years. All my working life was spent in the leisure and hospitality industry and for the last 10 years I was a Quality Assurance Inspector for Visit England.
After my retirement, I have involved myself in the local community. I am on the committee and treasurer for the local Conservative association. I am also a volunteer for “Care in Haslemere”, a local charity, initially as a driver and duty officer, and also latterly as a committee member and Treasurer. This involves organising transport for local residents to doctors, dentists and hospital appointments. I drive both outpatients and those who are visiting relatives to the RSCH at least once a week and accompany them to their appointments, wait for them, and return them to their homes.
It was this experience with Care in Haslemere and my own experiences as an outpatient and as the father of an inpatient that led me to put myself forward as a potential governor.
Now after 14 months as a governor, I take a full part in the governance of the Royal Surrey County Hospital. I am a member of both the Patient Experience Committee and the Performance Working Group and I am Chairman of the Membership and Engagement committee. I also attend the monthly Board meetings and the Chairman’s monthly briefings as well as the Turnaround Directors briefings. I also attend and help with the quarterly health events for members.
I have very much enjoyed my first year as a governor and look forward to serving the rest of my term.