Admin, clerical and management - Mark Wilks

mark-wilks.gif I have worked for the Trust for 10 years, starting as a materials management assistant ordering stores and supplies. My current role as operational service manager enables me to work and interact with a wide variety of people at all levels within the Trust.

I believe I am clear and fair and am able to build solid working relationships with people both inside and outside the Trust. I work at my best when challenged with issues that require new and innovative solutions and I like to channel my enthusiasm for making a positive difference, into the staff governor role.

I recognise that we continue to undergo significant change and staff are always concerned about the future. I believe HHFT is in a strong position to deliver a first class health service for Hampshire and beyond.

I take great pride in ensuring that I always act with complete professionalism in every situation that I am presented with and it is a privilege to undertake the role of staff governor.

I love to watch rugby at every opportunity, having played for many years. My other passion is motorcycle racing, attending races both in this country and abroad. 

Medical and dental practitioners - Jane Cunningham

Dr Jane Cunningham.jpgI am a Consultant in Infectious diseases and Microbiology and started working at Hampshire Hospitals in 2018.

I am hugely excited to have the opportunity to undertake this role as a staff governor and look forward to representing the views of my colleagues.

Having joined the governor panel at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic I am aware of the importance of ensuring that we look after and support our amazing staff in order for them to continue to deliver excellent patient care.

Nursing and midwifery - Helen Allen

helen_allen.jpgI trained as a nurse and am a registered midwife and I am proud to belong to a caring profession.

I believe high standards of care are delivered by supporting staff through the successes and challenges of working in today's NHS.

Representing our professions on the Council of Governors, is one way of ensuring the voices of nurses, midwives and health care support workers are heard directly at this level.

Other healthcare professionals - Steph Clark

Stephanie-Clark_w.gifI have worked at the Trust for 10 years starting as a rotational Physiotherapist and have worked across all sites at various times. I have now specialised as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist which involves treating a wide variety of conditions including chronic pain, acute injuries and post-operative orthopaedic patients. However I am currently developing my management skills by completing a leadership and management diploma. 

I am a Culture Change Ambassador for the Trust and have completed the QI programme and believe strongly in providing an environment of continuous improvement and acting as a role model in times of change. I believe I am a good listener and aim to be approachable and represent the voices of my colleagues through the role of staff governor. 

Outside of work, fitness and travel are my two main passions. I love to experience different cultures, scenery and food and visit my family in America and Australia. I enjoy endurance sporting events with my biggest achievement to date being a half iron man.

Support services - Jezz Farmer