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Luton Constituency

Governors representing our Luton Constituency

Pam BrownPam Brown – Deputy Lead Governor (2020-2022)

Term of office: September 2019 to September 2022 (Returning – 2nd term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Pam Brown to governors@ldh.nhs.uk
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

I am passionate about our National Health Service and very proud of our local hospital. My voluntary involvement there over many years has provided me with valuable knowledge of hospitals protocols and procedures. I have proven excellent patient, staff and public liaison skills and would welcome the opportunity to represent the Luton public on the Council of Governors.

As a previous governor and in addition to my volunteering, I work closely with the hospitals communication team organising numerous medical lectures, highlighting the L&D’s comprehensive speciality services in an effort to promote Foundation Trust membership.

I also work with the fundraising team to help develop community support for all their fundraising appeals.

I enjoy working with the staff and public alike to help promote our ‘top performing hospital’.

I am a Trustee of a Charitable Trust that has helped the hospital in the past.

Sean DriscollSean Driscoll

Term of office: September 2019 to September 2022 (Second 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 back ground (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.

 

Judi KinghamJudi 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 DriscollTheresa 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.

 

Brian HerbertBrian Herbert

Term of office: September 2019 to September 2022 (First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Brian Herbert to governors@ldh.nhs.uk 
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

After spending a few weeks in hospital last year, I decided that I would like to become a Governor and help in any way that I could. I work in a school and I know how hard it is to get Governors, and I feel I would like to give something back to the community that I live in.

I am a School Business Manager and have overall refor budgeting, health and safety, site management, managing people and resources. I have been in my current role for the past 10 years, and I would draw on the skills that I have in these area’s. I am particularly interested in finance and procurement.

 

Malcolm LeeMalcolm Lea

Term of office: September 2019 to September 2022 (First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Malcolm Lea to governors@ldh.nhs.uk 
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Now retired, I feel I have the time to use my past experience to help continue the excellent work and progress that has been carried out at the L&D. As a retired Architectural Design Engineer I believe my attendance at various meetings, social and commercial enable me to work well within a committee. As an ex-school governor, secretary and chairman of various committees I feel I can help.

As stated earlier my experience in committees and decision making could help . Having worked as a Design Engineer in Gatwick & Heathrow Airports along with various Large Retail companies I feel my knowledge of design health and safety may help the progress at the L&D.

 

Marie France CaponMarie-France Capon

Term of office: September 2019 to September 2022 (First term of office)
E-mail: please mark for the attention of Marie-France Capon to governors@ldh.nhs.uk 
Address: C/O Board Secretary, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

As a Governor I promise to continue working tirelessly striving to uphold professional ideals to help bring effective care ensuring staff feel valued to tackle the challenges ahead I would be bold in lobbying and influencing policy makers about issues that have the biggest impact. I would continue to listen to the patients and staff across all sectors ensuring that their voices and experiences are heard and understood.

Having been a governor for 9 years previously working with both management and staff on long term projects most recent the development of Medicines Optisation Assessment Tool now validated, with input from fellow governors and Academics, forming a project steering group. Targeting hospital pharmacists input to reduce the risk, improving patient outcomes while in hospital. As an acute university hospital facing multiple issues relating to diverse cultures in Luton and surrounding area. I hope to continue to contribute a balance commonsense approach to the Trust by representing the people and help to maintain and keep up standards which I’m proud of my 30 years’ experience as an Occupational Health Nurse, Patient representative since completing my year off has enabled me to continue participating with certain groups in sustainable achievements and implementations.

 

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.