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Luton Constituency

Governors representing our Luton Constituency

David Allen Luton FTG Oct 18 1

David Allen

Term of office: September 2022 to September 2025
E-mail: please mark for the attention of David Allen to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Previously interim Chair England Council of the MS Society, Chair Local Group MS Society.

I was also a member of the BLMK Strategic Co Production Group for personalised care.

I am passionate about the environment our visitors and patients experience as well as the food that is provided for those who have to stay.

Cheryl Sinclair-Day

Cheryl Sinclair-Day

Term of office: September 2022 to September 2025 (First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Cheryl Sinclair-Day to governors@ldh.nhs.uk 
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

“I have lived in Luton for nine years, worked for two NHS Trusts and specialise in communications and engagement.”

Being a governor will be an honour and an opportunity to explore the health and wellbeing requirements of my own community, and to form a different perspective to support all service users.

I would like to support my local NHS Foundation Trust and the community I live in with a deeper understanding of the challenges and successes of our local health care services.

During my 20+ year career within the public sector, I have worked for several local authorities, two NHS Trusts, Network Rail, The Open University and Barnardo’s. Through my experience of working in communications, I have developed many engagement initiatives with community and voluntary organisations, bringing me closer to the communities I support.

During my time within the NHS, I have worked for an acute Trust in Kettering and a mental health and community services Trust in East London. This experience enabled me to receive an internal perspective of the enormous work and dedication of all staff that contribute to providing and protecting the health of the nation. I have also been an integral resource to the partnership working of the implementation of the CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group – and soon to be ICS – Integrated Care Service. During these roles, I worked closely with governors and provided them with alternative opportunities to continue their engagement and remain visible during Covid and the lockdown period.

Sean Driscoll Governor

Sean Driscoll

Term of office: September 2022 to September 2025 (third term of office)
Email: please mark for the attention of Sean Driscoll to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

My family have benefitted from the skill and dedication of the NHS staff and I want to be able to contribute to the future of the L&D. I have spent my working life in a commercial role at junior and senior National levels and for the last 16 years running my own business so I feel I can bring expertise of commercial practice and management and maybe a fresh perspective to the role whilst still firmly believing in the basic principles of a health service which is free to all.

An ability to communicate at all levels, scientific educational background (Applied Biology at University of Hertfordshire), many years of experience of dealing directly with clients of all types and experience in recruitment and staff management. An ability to absorb, understand and communicate information. Level-headed discussion and decision making.

Vinod Tailor

Vinod Tailor MBE

Term of office: September 2022 to September 2025 (First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Vinod Tailor to governors@ldh.nhs.uk 
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

“Complementing my charitable and membership activities, I will ensure your voice is heard in the Trust’s recovery and future planning.”

I am a long-standing resident of Luton. The L&D is my hospital, and it has looked after me well. I believe in giving back. Some of you may have met me at the vaccination centre in Luton asking you to support the hospital by become a public member. I hope you consider voting for me as governor.

I am totally committed to the status of Foundation Trusts in which we Members ultimately own the hospital – it’s future and it’s Board are very directly in our collective hands. I have tried to ensure that concept of “our hospital” has been reflected in my efforts to build public membership – many of you may have met me in the vaccination centres – and by using my business links to help enhance its offering through enlisting charitable support, particularly currently in the children’s Emergency Dept.

I am a charity ambassador and would be keen to supplement this role by joining a group of Governors, many of whom I know well, in supporting and challenging the Board through these difficult times and beyond.

My skills are based in community leadership and motivation, my deep understanding of Luton and its issues and in my small business background. I believe that all three of these could be important as the Trust moves into a new world of integrated care.

Iram Aziz

Iram Aziz

Term of office: September 2022 to September 2025 (First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Iram Aziz to governors@ldh.nhs.uk 
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

“My experience as a pharmacist & a Trust member means I am ideally placed to help patients get better services.”

Apart from working at the L&D hospital as a clinical pharmacist for over 15 years, I have lived in Luton for almost 25 years. As a result, I have retained a passionate interest in its development and improvement.

In my role as governor, I would like to ensure that:

  • The needs of patients and the local community, including minorities, are sympathetically and regularly addressed
  • Patient’s voices are heard and listened to, as well as clinical management and staff’s
  • ‘Patient centred care’ is a buzz phrase often heard in NHS boardrooms but is quite difficult to deliver in practice
  • With my experience in both physical and mental health, I believe the key to achieving patient centred care is staff engagement and education, at all levels of seniority

I am a Senior Prescribing Clinical Pharmacist, who specialises in Mental Health & Chronic Pain. I understand a lot of the pathways and interactions between different disciplines within our healthcare system, which I believe will be an essential skill for this role.

My work as a parent governor and as the chair of the local governing body at a local secondary school in Bedfordshire, has given me skills at board level assurance, budgeting and value for money. In this role, I was responsible for the oversight of all operations, whilst leading effective governance, building the team and improving the school.

Judi Kingham Governor

Judi Kingham

Term of office: September 2021 to September 2024 (Third term of office)
Email: please mark for the attention of Judi Kingham to judikingham@virginmedia.com
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Over the past 40 years I have volunteered in many ways within the community, including being a School Governor for five years and a Magistrate for thirty-four years. I read about the Foundation Trust and thought becoming a Public Governor was something worthwhile to which I would like to give time. My previous experience in volunteering and the fact that all my close family including children and grandchildren all live and work in Luton, will hopefully result in me being effective in my role.

Through the Foundation Trust we have been given the opportunity to put forward our views with regard to the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. I thank those members of the Trust who voted for me, and I look forward to representing all constituents and working as part of a team to encourage membership of this Trust and ensure that the patients, families and staff can make their views known so that the service can continue to improve. With changes planned for the hospital building this will bring many challenges to all.

Theresa Driscoll - Governor

Theresa Driscoll

Term of office: September 2021 to September 2024 (Second term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Theresa Driscoll to governors@ldh.nhs.uk 
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Firstly, I would like to thank all of the members who took the time to vote for me.  I was pleased and surprised to be elected as a governor representing Luton. I have had personal experience of how excellent the L&D is, and I have seen first-hand many of the challenges that the NHS faces. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing task of maintaining the current high standard and doing everything we can to improve the hospital experience for our patients now and into the future. I feel that by becoming a governor I am giving a tiny amount back to the NHS. I am hoping that my experience in the commercial world will help bring some fresh ideas to the governing body, although I believe in the NHS and the Luton & Dunstable in particular. I hope to meet as many of you as possible during my term at public events.

Wendy Cook

Wendy Cook

Term of office: September 2021 to September 2024 (First term of office)
Email: please mark for the attention of Wendy Cook to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Having lived in Luton since 1987 and using the services of the L&D hospital for myself and my family over that time, it is a privilege now to be able to give something back and I am extremely grateful to have been elected. My career over the last 30+ years has involved working with people with a wide range of disabilities, including special educational needs and dementia, many of whom have regular need of local health and social services. Through my personal knowledge, skills and contacts, I would like to ensure I speak for all of those people, who may not otherwise have a voice.

I am passionate about all community facilities and services being inclusive, particularly given the very diverse population in Luton. I hope to represent the full range of views of the town’s multi-cultural mix, so that the Trust’s services meet the diversity of needs appropriately.