Jean Arrowsmith trained as a nurse at Warwick Hospital and worked in a variety of roles for 15 years. She believes that the knowledge and experience gained both in a hospital and community setting will assist her with achieving the
full potential of being a Governor. Her clinical experience will also help in gaining the respect of clinicians, important in developing the credibility around the role of Governor.
Richard Grimes became a Governor because he wanted to see the Trust continue to build upon these improvements. He is passionate about maintaining the principles upon which the NHS was founded and, as a Governor, ensures that the Trust is held to those principles and that the Trust’s actions are to the benefit of the community.
Robert Ashby was a public governor when the hospital first became a Foundation Trust; he helped to establish the authority of governors. Over the last 50 years, his family and grandchildren have lived locally (in Kenilworth). He believes that we should get involved with helping our own health services and he is pleased to offer his time and energy. Robert has never had private medical insurance so he has a personal interest in being a governor and he is pleased to be representing his constituency again. His working life as a chartered engineer and a corporate senior manager provides directly relevant experience for the job of governor. This involved understanding and influencing directors, managers and staff with views, information and persuasion. Robert will make sure that the Trust listens and appreciates his feedback as well as the feedback from his constituency.
Gillian Waterhouse has worked in the NHS for 40 years, in clinical and Senior Management roles in hospital and community settings and brings these skills to the role of Governor. As a long term resident and user of local services she cares deeply about the way the Trust delivers its services to its communities. Her extensive experience working at all levels in hospitals and communities places me in a unique position to fulfil the Governor’s role.