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Staff Governors

Jean Dipple

Jean Dipple

Staff: Healthcare Assistant and Support Staff

Jean Dipple, 

Jean is a healthcare assistant and has been in post for 24 years, working as part of an award winning team. Jean provides quality, person centred care to people with a Learning Disability with complex health needs.  In becoming a Governor Jean believes she will have an opportunity to become the eyes, ears and voice of all HCAs.

Jean promises to strive to ensure equitable training, improved communications and career developments are actioned by the Trust.

Alison Kirton, carer support officer

Alison Kirton

Staff: other 

Alison Kirton, carer support officer

Alison firmly believes that the 5 million carers in the UK deserve a voice, and in her role within BCHC she has worked hard to ensure carers are treated with compassion, respect and dignity. 

Outside of her working life, Alison also has first hand experience of being a carer, both to her parents, and also to her step daughter who has a learning disability. Alison looks forward to her role as a Governor and the challenges this will present.

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Elisha Mack

Staff: Medical, Dental & Nursing                             

Elisha Mack is a health visitor for the Trust with over 10 years’ experience in the NHS.

Approachable, empathetic and non-judgemental, Elisha has the confidence to discuss working practices at Board level and is able to challenge practices when required.

Being a team player is important to Elisha, not to mention listening to the views and ideas of staff to enhance patient care.

Elisha pledges to care, listen and believes she can make a difference, together with staff in the challenging current climate of the NHS environment.

Sammy Sherlock, rehabilitation assistant

Sammy Sherlock

Staff: Healthcare Assistant and Support Staff

Sammy Sherlock, rehabilitation assistant

Sammy is a rehab assistant for BCHC with excellent communications skills and a passion for improving patient experience. 

Sammy is a great listener and believes that everyone has a voice and that all staff have a responsibility to be the best in their work within the NHS. 

Zarida Riaz

Zarida Riaz

Staff: Medical, Dental and Nursing

Whilst strongly believing in the notion ‘Health is Wealth and Knowledge is power’, Zarida strives to empower, promote and motivate the public in leading healthy lives. 

Alongside this as a highly energetic Community Practice Teacher Zarida endeavours to work closely with staff, students and stakeholders to create a happy and worthwhile working environment.

Position Vacant

Staff: Scientific, Therapeutic and Technical Staff / AHP & Healthcare Scientists

Role vacant