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Bedford Borough Constituency

Governors representing our Bedford Borough Constituency

Jacquie FarhoudDr Jacquie Farhoud
Term of office: April 2020 (1st Term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Jacquie Farhoud to [email protected]
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I have lived and worked in Bedford for 30 years and Bedford Hospital has been key for me in my role as a GP. I would like to use my experience to help my local community by supporting and promoting Bedford Hospital within the new Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Having worked as a GP Partner for many years my skills include. An understanding of the NHS as a complex organisation.

  • Ability to listen and make balanced decisions on behalf of the entire community, with recognition of minority groups that may not be well represented.
  • Awareness of financial accountability, and probity.
  • Ability to work within a team of people with differing expertise.
  • Ability to challenge decisions.
  • I am loyal, committed and hardworking.

Teena FergusonTeena Ferguson
Term of office: April 2020 (1st Term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Teena Ferguson to [email protected]
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Teena is an influential leader and senior manager with over 20 years of experience in the local, national and international healthcare sector, with a strong focus on implementing high profile and complex board led transformation programmes.

In her current role as head of genomics and personalised medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust she understands the complexity of delivering efficient healthcare services in a cash-strapped, target driven environment and the transformation journey that the NHS must make as it implements the new integrated care systems taking us from an acute led service to a population health led service in line with the NHS England’s Long Term Plan.

In addition to her professional work, she was a shadow trustee for Herts Mind Board of Directors in 2019 and is a volunteer at the local Elisabeth Curtis Riding for the Disabled Centre.

 

Yvette King
Term of office: April 2020 (1st Term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Yvette King to [email protected]
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Bedford Hospital has been central to much of my adult life, I worked as a nursing auxiliary there at the beginning of my career, had two children in its wards and my late husband

Nurse/ Bed Manager there for over 20 years. I have a great love for the facility and would like to use my skills as a health and social care professional to contribute to the development of Bedford Hospital whilst it merges with Luton and Dunstable Hospital. It is important that both retain their own identities, whilst working in collaborative partnership to continue improving patient care.

I have over 35 years experience working in health and social care; currently as a consultant responsible for evaluating health and social care cases, interventions and services throughout England and Wales. This involves local government, central government and independent charities, at times requiring the need to act as a ‘critical friend’ to these organizations, identifying areas of excellence and requiring improvement; this has proven invaluable to understanding that when striving for a high quality service there is a need to ensure that this is supported by good financial housekeeping. In addition I have also worked as HM Inspector of Children’s Social Care and as a school governor, developing skills which enable me to provide balanced evaluations of public body strengths and weaknesses, communicating these to a variety of audiences.

 

Rob Oakley governorDr Robert Oakley OBE, DL
Term of office: April 2020 (1st Term of office)
E-mail: [email protected], Telephone: 07721 336329
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Bedford has been our family home for 37 years during which time there has been much change and significant growth in population. This has placed huge pressure on our secondary healthcare services. Although I retired 8 years ago as a hospital consultant specialising in Radiology, I have been able to keep my finger on the pulse at Bedford through Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends of which I am now Vice-Chairman, a charity that has tremendous support within the community and is a real honour to be involved with.

As a doctor I always treated every patient as though they were a family member, and it is this ongoing ethos that I bring to the Bedfordshire healthcare arena as a Governor of the new Foundation Trust. From my significant base knowledge, first hand experience and understanding of the complex area of NHS Management and healthcare delivery, I would be an experienced spokesperson to ensure that any expansion and change that will occur is for the best for all people living in Bedfordshire. Shortly after retiring I was greatly honoured to receive an OBE in recognition of my contribution to Medicine, Sport and Charity in Bedford and also as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County that motivates me to continue to do the best for our county community.

 

Chris Williams
Term of office: April 2020 (1st Term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention Chris Williams of  to [email protected]
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I want to contribute to my community and see it served by the best possible Health service. I believe I have the experience, skills and resources to add value and positively contribute to the Service at a time when the merger brings opportunities but also threats. I want to ensure Bedford Hospital prospers during this period of change.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

I have over 30 years experience working within and leading the Real Estate operations of international retail businesses including Tesco, WHSmith and Marks & Spencer as Group Property and Development Director. I have worked at Board level reporting directly to Chairmen and Chief Executives , accountable for all aspects of the built environment to ensure the safety and convenience of millions of customers to stores and shopping centres. I retired from the Corporate world 3 years ago and since 2018 have been an External Governor of The University of Portsmouth. I sit on the Finance Estates and Human Resource Committees and on the University Board with responsibility to Government for the effective management and direction of the University. I am practiced and comfortable challenging, mentoring and holding Boards of Directors to account. My career experience has been with complex ambitious organisations, driving change but delivering excellent service to a multitude of customers and staff. Similar challenges faced by our hospitals.