Wendy has lived in the Bradford district for nearly 30 years, and has experienced Bradford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a patient, carer and visitor.

She believes it is critically important that patients and users have a say in ensuring our hospitals deliver a high-quality and cost-effective service.

Last year she participated in the CQC PLACE inspections, which she found extremely interesting. This process shows how important it is to consider the lay persons’ view of the hospital environment, helping staff see the hospital through the eyes of its users.

Wendy believes the governors can play a similar role, and hopes she can contribute by working with other governors to offer fresh perspectives, ask overlooked questions or offer a different perspective on the wide range of issues and subjects that must be considered and decided upon in order to run a foundation trust well.

During her working life she worked alongside and helped to develop boards, directors and managers from not-for-profit organisations, so she is confident about reading papers and expressing her views in a group.

Wendy is now retired but remains an active member of her community and has undertaken a range of voluntary roles in local organisations.

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