We asked members of our staff constituency what they hope to achieve in their new role.
Mary De Sousa
Why did you stand for election? Essentially, I stood for election to, at the very least, participate in delivering on the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) message to keep the child at the forefront of all decision making, and at best to "make a difference."
As a nurse on the frontline, I wanted to advocate for those I knew couldn't or wouldn't speak up.
What do you hope to achieve? As a staff nurse on the council, it is my intention to highlight any issues on the frontline at GOSH. However, my primary concern is acting as guardian of the values of GOSH and involving those to whom its future development matters most.
Why did you stand for election? I am passionate about providing high quality care for our children and am a strong advocate for the Trust's policy "The Child First and Always".
I am delighted to be able to work with colleagues on the Members Council as it gives me the exciting opportunity to really "make a difference".
What do you hope to achieve in your new role? I wish to fulfil my role as a staff representative and simply represent the views, comments and concerns of the people that enable the Trust to continue providing its world-class quality service it is highly renowned for.
Fundamentally, what I want is for parents in the future to continue to have the benefits that I was fortunate enough to receive. GOSH is special, but I believe that means we have to work harder.
I am interested in the direction the Trust will take to ensure that the service we provide to children and their families remains one of quality in the face of ever-increasing demand.
Why did you stand for election? I want to be more involved in the way the Trust works, especially at this exciting time of becoming a Foundation Trust.
What do you hope to achieve in your new role? I would like to be involved in improving services at GOSH for both patients and staff.