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Date: 24 April 2019
Meet your staff governors
Mr Lee Williams, Corporate and Support Services
Lee has worked at the Trust in a clerical capacity for fifteen years and has been a union activist for eight, acting as Branch Secretary for Unison for the last two years. As a governor, Lee is keen to offer a voice to staff in corporate and support services who are proud of their contribution to the NHS but are not always the most visible to the public eye, with the staff group encompassing many of the non-frontline roles.
Mr Patrick Moore, Corporate and Support Services
Patrick has worked in the NHS since the late 1980s, since which time he has held a variety of nursing and administrative posts. As the primary care liaison at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Patrick is the initial point of contact for GP and Clinical Commissioning Group queries. He has more than three years experience as a governor representing the views of corporate and support services staff.
Dr Tom Gallacher, Medical
Tom, a consultant anaesthetist, graduated from Glasgow University in 1987. In addition to his clinical duties, he is also a post-graduate clinical tutor at the University of Birmingham and holds the position of Head of Medical Education at the Trust. He is an experienced governor, representing the medical staff for more than 3 years.
Dr Kate Gee, Nursing and Midwifery
Kate has been a Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) consultant for over 10 years. Kate currently manages the cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services and assesses patients in the syncope service. Kate has a passion for teaching and high quality care.
Ms Yvonne Murphy, Nursing and Midwifery
Yvonne is the Trust's Deputy Head of Nursing for Theatres and Ambulatory Care. She has been nursing for 36 years, with over 30 years dedicated to theatres. She was seconded to George Eliot Trust as part of the Trust's 'buddying' program for 18 months to manage the operating theatres and support the George Eliot Trust out of special measures.
Mrs Veronica Morgan, Staff Associate Governor
Veronica has over 40 years’ experience working in the NHS, mainly in maternity services but also in general nursing, management and health education.Veronica recognises the contribution of each member of staff to delivering high levels of patient care, believes in the promotion of the health and well being of both patients and staff through active listening and avenues to voice concerns, and as a staff governor aims to advocate for staff to promote a collective focus on quality care and to contribute to the long-term vision of the Trust.