Governor Spotlight: Paddy Tipping

Paddy Tipping

What is your name?

Paddy Tipping

Are you a public, staff or Partner Governor?

I am a Partner Governor.

How long have you been a Governor at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust?

4 years

What do you do in your role of Governor?

Take a close interest in all the work of the Trust and in particular its finances.

 

Why did you choose to put yourself up for election?

Not applicable because Partner Governors are appointed, not elected.

Describe what you do in 100 words or less.

I am keen that the Trust continues to work closely with Partners.  As the Police and Crime Commissioner I have ensured that the police work closely with the Trust.  We have introduced triage cars and better places of safety.  As a consequence, people are getting care not custody.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Some great colleagues.

How would you describe the NHS?

Always there when you need it.

If you could give the NHS any 70th birthday present what would it be?

Financial stability.

What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about becoming a Governor at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust?

Go for it!

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