Our Members' Council bring a wealth of professional and life experience to their roles. Committed to adding real value to Trust decision-making, councillors are engaged in a wide range of activities. These vary from sitting on committees and focus groups to attending training and development sessions outside the Trust.
Their recent achievements have included
Attending a seminar for business governors, Simon Hawtrey-Woore (Public Councillor for North London and surrounding areas) looked at the importance of foundation trusts having high-quality data for delivering their strategies and managing their operational and financial risks. Simon raised queries about the key challenges facing trusts. He would also like to connect more with other trust governors to share best practice around data quality and governance and the impact this has on trust services.
The Trust is halfway through an ambitious four-phase redevelopment programme to rebuild two-thirds of the hospital site over a 20-year period. Our link councillor for this project is Mariam Ali (Parent and Carers from London Councillor). Mariam contributed towards workshops on design aspiration and reviewed the design brief structure. She relayed to the team how the buildings and interior impact on the experience of GOSH patients and their families. Mariam experienced way-finding herself through a tour of another hospital and arranged a trip for redevelopment teams to her place of work to offer them another perspective on design and construction.