Who’s who on our Council of Governors

Bibin Baby – Staff Governor – Nursing and Midwifery:  Bibin Baby works as an Assistant Practitioner on Aylsham Medical Day Unit. He has worked for the Trust for nearly five years and he has seen many changes, improvements and staffing issues whilst being employed at NNUH. He is an active member of the Labour Party and has been for four years. Just recently he has been elected as the Labour Party Branch Secretary for Hellesdon.

Elaine Bailey – Public Governor – North Norfolk: Elaine Bailey trained as a Radiographer, arriving at the N&N Hospital in 1992 and ultimately becoming operational lead for the Imaging Department and taking management roles in other NHS organisations.  Since retiring, she has joined Healthwatch Norfolk as a Trustee.

Erica Betts – Public Governor (Lead Governor) – Breckland:  Erica Betts has worked as an Advocacy Coordinator for Age UK and was Chairman of Breckland Older People’s Forum and Vice Chair of Norfolk Older People’s Partnership.

Jane Bevington – Public Governor – Norwich:  Jane Bevington is a retired, chartered, physiotherapist who ran her own clinic after much NHS experience.

Peter Bush – Public Governor – Norwich:  Peter Bush is married with two young children and lives in Central Norwich.  He wants to see patients received the best care as he has some chronic illnesses.

Terry Davies – Deputy Lead Governor – Volunteers and Contractor Staff: Terry Davies has worked at NNUH for 21 years, firstly as a porter for 10 years gaining valuable experience in patient care. The last 11 years he has been a Unison officer, representing both volunteers and contractor staff.

Professor Diane DeBell –  Public Governor – Norwich:  Diane DeBell’s career has been in public health research with particular expertise in child, adolescent, and family care. She has conducted international research leading teams of staff in many parts of the world.

Nina Duddleston – Public Governor – Breckland:  Nina Duddleston is a retired nurse of forty years’ experience in both secondary and primary care. She has lived in Breckland for forty one years having moved to Norfolk as the wife of a serviceman.

Carol Edwards – Public Governor – North Norfolk: Carol Edwards recently retired as Deputy Director of Nursing at NNUH. She has been a nurse for 40 years, 15 years working at the Norfolk and Norwich and Cromer Hospitals. She is married, lives in Corpusty and has three children, one with Learning Disabilities.

Ines Grote – Public Governor – Great Yarmouth and Waveney: Ines Grote qualified as a Chemistry and English teacher, runs her own business as a dyslexia specialist and works as a coach for people with ‘Neurodiversity in the workplace’. She lives near the sea and enjoys walking.

Clare Haider – Staff Governor – Nursing and Midwifery:  Clare Haider is a Matron and has been a nurse for over 20 years.  She has developed herself professionally whilst being a working mum with two children.

Jackie Hammond – Public Governor – Broadland: Jackie worked for the NHS across Norfolk and Suffolk for 24 years in quality assurance and clinical and corporate governance. Having a legal background, Jackie also worked for one of the key legal firms in the area of Clinical Negligence supporting NHS Trusts across East Anglia.

Peter Harrison – Public Governor – South Norfolk:  Peter Harrison lives in Aldeby.  He was previously a consultant physician in Bristol and has had a significant role, over the years, in training doctors in Norfolk and nationally.

Chris Hind – Public Governor – South Norfolk:  Chris Hind has worked in the financial services industry over the last 30 years, and is now able to offer his time and expertise as a governor.  He has lived in Norfolk for over 20 years, having grown up in Norwich as a child.

Tim How – Public Governor – King’s Lynn and West Norfolk: Tim How spent his career in the commercial sector, mainly in retail, as well as seven years as a non-executive director of the N&N.  He is currently the chair of the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

Gemma Lynch – Staff Governor – Admin and Clerical:  Gemma Lynch has worked at NNUH for over three years as the Governance Compliance Manager as well as working in various administration roles over 18 years, including 10 years in a disability charity as an Assurance Manager/Internal Auditor, where she was involved in service, training and system design, as well as, compliance/assurance of contracts.

Leanne Miller – Staff Governor – Clinical Support Staff: Leanne Miller is an Occupational Therapist with 16 years of NHS service in numerous large Trusts across the country.

Shirley Ricketts – Public Governor – Broadland:  Shirley Ricketts started her career 35 years’ ago in Birmingham as a PA to a Business Development Manager who supported the development of many social and charitable initiatives such as the improvement of social interaction.

Richard Smith – Staff Governor – Medical and Dental: Mr Richard Smith is an obstetrician who first worked in Norwich in 1993, before completing his training in Cambridge, London, and Bristol.  He has been a consultant since 2006.

Joy Stanley – Public Governor – Breckland:  Joy Stanley has worked as a senior nurse in theatre, casualty, orthopaedics, outpatients, midwifery, tropical medicine, palliative care, and teaching. She has also been involved with Health Watch and the Carers’ Council.

Alison Thomas – Appointed Governor – Norfolk County Council:  Cllr Alison Thomas represents Norfolk County Council on the Council of Governors.

Joanna Tuttle – Public Governor – Broadland:  Joanna Tuttle has lived in the Broadland area all her life and has three children.  She holds a senior position within a local secondary school where ethical values and fairness are critical to decision making.

Tracy Williams Appointed Governor: Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group – Tracy Williams is one of the elected clinical members on the CCGs Governing Body. Tracy is a queens nurse and an advanced nurses practitioner in primary care.  Tracy is the CCGs clinical lead for addressing health inequalities children young people and maternity.