Vicky has been a member of Team HHFT for a little over three years and began her first term as a staff governor in January 2021. Vicky is the communications manager for the trust and is part of the team responsible for all internal and external communications which includes everything from staff communications, managing the media, to engaging with the local community including local stakeholders, Foundation Trust members and the wider public.
During her time at HHFT, Vicky has always tried to play an active role in the trust, having recently completed a one year role as a Culture Change Ambassador.
I 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.
I 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.
I 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.
I have worked in the NHS for 23 years and over that period of time I have been employed within portering, patient transport, general transport teams and now I am part of the parking team working across all Trust sites.
Some of my past experiences have been as a governor for another NHS Trust also being a representative at local government level.
It is privilege to be representing you as a governor for the support services, please feel free to contact me with any maters you wish to discuss.