Central Lancashire Governors
‘Our Health Our Care’
Lorena is a qualified clinician, linguist and intercultural ambassador whose transcultural experience in Health and Wellbeing has enabled her to work with a very comprehensive and considerate approach when managing and treating people with complex needs in terms of health. Lorena has been actively involved in many volunteering projects in the community, she has also participated in a series of events organised by NHS England such as: "Time to talk, Time to Listen", "Transgender" NHS Voice England - the "Specialised Commissioning Consultation Meeting", "Rehabilitation Living My Life the Health" and "Care Innovation Expo" – an event where the service users of the NHS and NHS staff were brought together in order to find solutions to improve the health services.
…. "It was a very constructive and relevant experience for sharing opinions, listening to people and their opinions and trying to find solutions which best suit both professionals and patients."
As a volunteer for the NHS Foundation, she has been familiarised with the NHS ethos, mission and vision, and the reason for which she has undertaken this opportunity is to collaborate with other professionals in order to improve people´s perceptions about the NHS services and incite an active participation when it comes to their own health.
Phil was born and educated in Preston, as were his children and siblings. Phil is a long term resident of Fulwood with his last fifty years spent working in and around Preston. His early years were in local engineering with the remainder in the business sector. His community volunteering started in 1993 with Preston Samaritans where he remained a fully active member holding various roles both locally and regionally. Having spent fourteen years volunteering with Drugline-Lancashire, Phil currently holds a Trustee role within the organisation. For the past thirteen years he has volunteered with his organisation’s ‘Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline' where he continues to play an active role both as a 'listener' and Volunteer Trainer. Phil is involved with the Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice programme providing both restorative justice and mediation services throughout the county. Having worked within Lancashire in the business sector, substance misuse services, Lancashire Police, our own Trust and the voluntary sector for many years and going out within the community in different roles, Phil has seen that greater collaboration of all the available services is needed to provide for the needs of Lancashire people in a more joined up way. As a Governor, it is Phil’s hope that he may be able to inject some impetus for these links to be formed and developed into meaningful partnerships for the mutual benefit of all parties.
As a Lancastrian, Phil is passionate about making a real and lasting difference in both physical and mental health within the Lancashire community. Phil believes his commitment and understanding of the local issues along with his pragmatic approach can go some way to make that difference.
Christine has worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse within the Trust and is now looking to bring that experience into a new role. Christine also brings experience as a carer for her elderly mother and her daughter who lives with bipolar disorder and who has required inpatient treatment, home treatment, crisis intervention and care coordination. Prior to retirement Christine worked in commissioning as a CHC assessor. During her career she has also worked in both inpatient and community settings as well as management and training.
Christine feels her experience has provided her with an in-depth understanding of health care. She feels passionately about care and provision but also understands the financial aspects of delivering this.
Biography to follow...