Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Appointment to Patient Client Council

I am very pleased that through the public appointment process including an in-depth interview I have been appointed onto the newly formed Patient Client Council.

The Council will have responsibility for providing a strong and effective voice for users of the health and social care throughout Northern Ireland.

I have always had a very close interest with health service provision, from my early days in leading the campaign regarding the Banks Residential Home. This along with my involvement of the Bangor Community Hospital and a former non executive director of the former Ulster Community & Hospitals Trust and a member of the Personal & Public Involvement sub committee, all provides me with a firm grounding in being able to provide an effective role in the Patient Client Council.