Meet Our Governors - Selby
Ann wanted to become a governor to make a difference, especially since as a family they have had some negative experiences with medical treatment. She decided that instead of doing nothing, she wanted to be part of a change and as a Governor she has been party to some really positive changes.
Ann is now on her second term as a governor and continues to be deeply involved with her portfolio
It is hard to summarise in so few words, but she feels that some of the highlights include:
- Being on the Fairness Forum;
- promoting equally and reducing health inequalities.
- Engagement with Dementia Services,
- Human Resources,
- Patient Experience Team,
- Safeguarding Teams for adults with learning difficulties, Visual Impairment Teams, Fairness Champions and LGBT Network.
- Being a member of the Nominations and Remunerations committee; involved in policy forming regarding appointments and salaries of the Chair and Non-Executive Directors.
- Involvement in Constitutional Review
- Involvement in Community Service Group including development of the Selby and Malton Hubs
- Having input into the Food and Drink Strategy
- Attending Ellerby’s opening, York Hospital’s improved restaurant
- Involvement in Listening Week; recording opinions and experiences from staff, carers, volunteers and patients
- Attending the National Governors Forum in London
- Attending the wonderful AVS team’s Christmas Party and Remembrance Service at Selby Hospital
- Ann is now on her second term as a governor and continues to be deeply involved with her portfolio
Having spent time in York Hospital as a patient Roland feels he has insight of both sides, the patients and the staff on the wards. He is now retired but was a self-employed farmer at Hemingbrough. Roland feels he now has the time to commit to take on the challenge of being a Governor
Roland is a trustee of a local charity and has also been a Parish Councilor for many years. In the past he has raised funds for British Heart Foundation, Yorkshire Cancer Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support ‘York’, and Ciic Sergeant helping children with Cancer.
For many years He has also supplied historic photographs to the Selby Times and Selby Post and currently gives historical talks to local groups and writes local history books which he donates to local groups. Because of this voluntary work Roland feels he fully understands the financial commitment in balancing the books.