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.
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.
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.Phil Harvey has worked either in, or with the NHS most of his adult life. On leaving college, where he studied photography, he was employed by Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital as a trainee Medical Photographer. In 1974 he set up a commercial photography and design studio in Warwick and was invited to become medical photographer for Warwick Hospital, on a freelance basis. In 1988 he applied for the post of Audio Visual Supervisor at St Georges Hospital Medical School in London, where he became a member of the medical photography team, video team and lecture theatre manager, which served St Georges Hospital. He retired in 2009 and having been a work place first aider at St Georges, he volunteered for the British Red Cross as an event first aider. He served as a volunteer council chair for Warwickshire for three years. He would welcome the opportunity to give something back to the NHS.